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At the Fifteenth Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) Coordinating Committee in Malaga that is taking place from 13-14 March 2019, the Netherlands launched a Policy Toolkit developed by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) with the view of operationalizing the GCTF The Hague Good Practices on the Nexus between Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism.
On 7 March 2019, Ms. Hitomi Sato, Minister Councillor of the Embassy of Japan in Rome, and Ms. Bettina Tucci Bartsiotas, Director of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), signed an agreement for the implementation of a new initiative to strengthen the juvenile justice systems of two beneficiary Member States. The initiative aims at facilitating the adoption of diversion and alternative measures to reduce juveniles’ recruitment in criminal organizations.
Let’s make sure women and girls can shape the policies, services and infrastructure that impact all our lives. And let’s support women and girls who are breaking down barriers to create a better world for everyone." UN Secretary-General, António Guterres
International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.
On 29 January 2019 UNICRI and SICPA signed a multi-year agreement for the new phase of the UNICRI project on Security through Research, Technology and Innovation (SIRIO). The project aims at increasing knowledge and information sharing on technology features in key security areas such as: supply chain security; chemical, biological radiological and nuclear (CBRN) management; cyber-security; biotechnology and nano-technology, Artificial Intelligence, blockchain and big data analytics.
The inaugural Ceremony of the 2019 edition of the Master of Laws in Transnational Crime and Justice (LL.M) will be held on 4 February 2019 at the United Nations Campus in Turin. The Master is organised by UNICRI in partnership with the University for Peace (UPEACE).
The Inter-Agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons (ICAT) congratulates Nadia Murad on her receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize. Ms. Murad, a UNODC Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking is the first survivor of trafficking to receive the prize. In addition to the powerful work she has done to raise awareness of trafficking, she helped establish a United Nations investigation into the crimes that she and others endured.
Political violence and societal extremism worldwide are neither diminishing nor contained and continue to represent a national, regional and global threat. Since 2005, the European Union has been addressing with an increasing degree of political, technical and financial commitment the issues of radicalisation and recruitment into violent extremism.
The Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS) and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), through its Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, jointly hosted an event in Shanghai, China, examining the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in reshaping national security. The event took place over the course of two days, concluding on 18 December.
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