Reporting and Communicating on CBRN risks


The new and sophisticated technologies which are advancing every day in all sectors are meant to benefit humankind and to create the conditions for a prosperous world.

However, theft, sabotage unauthorized acts, illegal transfer and accidents involving CBRN agents pose new challenges in term of national and international security. The workshop will deepen participants’ knowledge of technological advances, the improper use of CBRN agents, the main actors in this field and the current policies and strategies to mitigate related risks.



  • CBRN definition
  • CBRN weapon types
  • Production of CBRN weapons / Level of expertise required

CBRN Risk Scenarios:

  • When and how CBRN materials and weapons can be illegally developed, acquired, trafficked, and used
  • Accidental (accidental release and contamination)
  • Criminal (theft, different types of attacks, trafficking and improper disposal)
  • Natural (disaster release and disease outbreak)

Countering CBRN misuse:

  • Main international bodies
  • Major treaties, conventions and cooperation mechanisms related to CBRN risk mitigation

Case Studies:

  • Detection, prevention and responses to CBRN emergency

Reporting and Communicating on CBRN risks:

  • Media management
  • Strategies in case of CBRN emergencies
  • Key security considerations
  • Promoting awareness and prevention
  • Investigating accidents/misuse of CBRN agents
  • Verifying sources reliability
  • Case studies of misinforming the public and associated repercussions

Future Challenges:

  • Understanding global security risks
  • Security governance and future challenges
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