From 25th to 29th of November the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption will be held in the country.
From a press release issued by the Presidency of Panama:
Panama will become the first country in the American continent to host the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption scheduled to be held in capital city between the 25th to 29th of November, 2013.
Organized crime, especially the one related to drug trafficking, recruits its members in young, marginalized populations.
Antonio María Costa, executive director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), stated that “Central America is very vulnerable to organized crime, due to a series of factors which include underdevelopment, large flow of guns and a young population”.