Experiences and Best Practices in the European Union and the League of Arab States
In a significant step forward for the ATLAS project, the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) has successfully concluded the first train-the-trainers event held in Tunis, Tunisia, from 11 to 15 September 2023. The event, which was a key milestone of the ATLAS project, aimed to strengthen Tunisia's capacity to prevent chemical weapons attacks by non-state actors through enhanced intelligence-sharing and inter-agency cooperation mechanisms.
The proliferation of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) weapons, materials and their means of delivery represents a pressing threat to international peace and security. Actors involved in the financing of such activities look to exploit loopholes in the global financial system to move and raise funds to develop CBRN programmes.
“Preventing and Responding to the Use of Chemical Weapons by Non-State Actors for Terrorist Purposes in Indonesia” is a project implemented in Indonesia by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in partnership with UNICRI, and in collaboration with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), and the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL).
Between 30 May and 1 June 2023, the fourth edition of the (Sustainable Development Goal) SDG 16 Conference, Peace, Justice and Inclusive Societies promoted by Italy, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) has taken place in Rome, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
21 apprenants de six pays africains ont reçu aujourd’hui à Rabat, leur diplôme de Mastère spécialisé «Gestion des risques et menaces Nucléaire, Radiologique, Biologique, Chimique, Explosif (NRBCE) mention Afrique».
On 24–25 May 2023, 25 officers from a range of Moldovan law enforcement agencies successfully completed a two-day in-person 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.
Follow-up to the ‘Prosecutors Guide to Chemical and Biological Crimes’ release, capacity building activities are unrolling to provide guidance to prosecutors, judicial and law enforcement authorities