The international tabletop exercise @tomic 2014 took place in Maastricht from 18 to 20 February 2014. The exercise focused on enhancing radiological and nuclear security and on preventing radiological and nuclear terrorism.
Illicit pesticides, organized crime and supply chain integrity
Illicit pesticides represent a lucrative activity for organized crime and a concrete threat to security, development, health and the environment, and consequently require urg
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.
UNICRI and the European Union Counter-Terrorism Coordinator (EU CTC) held a closed online expert-level meeting to discuss security threats in Afghanistan and their implications for Central Asia and beyond on 1 December 2022.
This brief threat assessment report by UNICRI aims to analyse and assess the recent developments in Afghanistan and their broader implications on the security context at the domestic, regional, and international levels.
The National Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Team of Iraq, led by the National Focal Point, Dr Riad Al Tamimi, organized a workshop to assess the national needs in the CBRN field with remote assistance from the CBRN Centres of Excellence (CBRN CoE) Team, composed of the European Commission, the External Action Service, UNICRI – the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, and the On-Site Assistance Expert of the EU CBRN CoE for the Middle East region.
The Report describes how terrorist, violent extremist and organized criminal groups are trying to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to expand their activities and jeopardize the efficacy and credibility of response measures by governments.
The COVID-19 crisis has amplified misinformation and disinformation on social media and has created new opportunities for violent non-state actors.
Experts in law, philosophy and computer science took part in the “Workshop on Responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Law Enforcement” jointly organized by UNICRI’s Centre for AI and Robotics and the Institute for Ethics in AI of the University of Oxford (UK). The workshop consisted of a series of round-table discussions where participants debated different topics related to the challenges and opportunities of AI in law enforcement.
After the successful meetings with authorities of Lao PDR, UNICRI continued its in-country missions to CONTACT Southeast Asia’s partner countries by traveling to Phnom Penh, capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Within this context and in the framework of the CONTACT SEA project, on 21-22 March 2022, UNICRI held a 2-day workshop with Cambodian authorities in charge of combating illicit trafficking of radiological and nuclear (RN) material.