The purpose of the Guidebook, now available in Ukranian, is to provide police and civil prosecutors, and relevant investigative agencies, with guidance to support the successful prosecution of incidents
Thanks to stringent regulatory control regimes enforced by states, the probability of a radiological or nuclear terrorist attack remains relatively low. However, given the major impact of such an incident, it is crucial to ensure a coherent and well-planned response.
On 22 February 2023, experts from a wide range of Ukrainian State agencies and ministries attended an online training entitled “Stop the virus of disinformation”. The training aimed to provide participants with techniques on how to detect and respond to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) disinformation, as well as communicate with the media following a CBRN event.
On 14 and 15 February 2023, the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) held the second regional peer-to-peer (P2P) workshop on the detection of radiological and nuclear (RN) material by intelligence in the territories outside government control.
On 26 and 27 January 2023, the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) held a two-day workshop in Rabat to consult with Moroccan authorities in charge of preventing and combating the threats stemming from potential chemical weapons attacks conducted by violent non-state actors. The workshop was conducted within the framework of the project “ATLAS – Preventing non-state actors from planning and carrying out chemical weapons attacks through intelligence-led operations”.
On 17 and 18 January 2023, the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) delivered an awareness raising workshop on pressing issues – including emerging threats and trends – related to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) proliferation financing for key Cambodian authorities in Phnom Penh.
On 19 January 2023, within the framework of the European Union’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence (EU CBRN CoE) Initiative, the Regional Secretariat for Central Asia held a meeting to discuss the development of the draft Chemical Safety Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The meeting was part of the technical advisory activities requested by our partner country, the Republic of Uzbekistan, to support the elaboration of this new law.
L’utilisation délibérée et malveillante d’agents chimiques ou biologiques dans un environnement civil demande une planification, de l’organisation, des communications et peut impliquer des interactions avec plusieurs entités, potentiellement sur un certain nombre de pays et de régions. Ces types de crimes sont compliqués par la nature à double utilisation de l’équipement et des industries, et par l’aisance de l’acquisition d’un certain nombre de produits chimiques, de pathogènes biologiques et de toxines à haut risque.