Developing provisions for technical and financial assistance to countries implementing the UN Convention on Transnational Organised Crime and its protocols.
2. Although a theory of international law has existed since the 17th century, in the absence of an international authority to proclaim and enforce it, the collection of international conventions and agreements, amongst various parties in various combinations, does not constitute international law as such. The United Nations does not substitute for such sovereignty in this matter. In its place, however, it has been argued that the consensual action of democracies would substitute for such sovereignty in the enforcement of international decency.