The twelfth edition of the European Development Days was held in Brussels on 5 and 6 June 2018 and aimed to bring together the European Union’s commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The main thread of this edition, ‘Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development: […]
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime – Regional Office for Central America and the Caribbean (UNODC ROPAN) has supported the National Aeronaval Service (SENAN) of Panama under the framework of the CRIMJUST project, in adopting a mandatory ethics training to prevent corruption on 28 May 2018. The training titled, “Basic Course on Ethics […]
On May 26, Guatemala’s National Civil Police announced the discovery and destruction of almost one hectare of coca, calling it ‘’the first-ever evidence of cocaine production in the country’’. The discovery may be a sign that drug trafficking groups are looking to cut risks and transport costs while expanding experiments growing drug crops in Central […]
This year the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has several opportunities to revisit, rethink and reinvigorate the fight against organised crime in the region. The organisation is poised to significantly boost its role as a regional framework for policy development and action on serious issues, among which various forms of illicit trafficking, including […]
The lunchtime conference titled “EU trans-regional responses to drug trafficking and organised crime” took place on 17 May 2018 organised in the margins of the fourth Cocaine Route Programme (CRP) Steering Committee. The event offered a comprehensive view on the combined efforts of different EU programmes in a concerted response of the EU to […]
In its efforts to support strengthening partner countries’ capacity to counter drug trafficking and organised crime, from 22 to 24 March, CRIMJUST delivered a specialized workshop in Bolivia aimed at supporting and enhancing the implementation of confiscation on assets from drug trafficking.
The Commission on Narcotics Drugs (CND), the responsible UN body providing guidance for the implementation of the international drug conventions, convened the week of 12 March for its 61st annual session in Vienna, bringing together policy makers and experts from UN Member States, international organisations and civil society.
The European Union and Portugal co-hosted a side event during the 61st session of the Commission on Narcotic drugs in Vienna, titled “European trans-regional responses to drug trafficking and organised crime”. The side event showcased the EU’s efforts in promoting a comprehensive, rights- and evidence-based capacity building model with partner countries in addressing the drugs problem. The Cocaine Route Programme (CRP) was part of the side event which included presentations on its ongoing components – namely AIRCOP, CRIMJUST, CORMS and SEACOP.
On Thursday 22 February, UNODC and the Government of Bolivia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for implementing AIRCOP in the country, reiterating their commitment to combat transnational organized crime at international airports. Bolivia is the tenth country in Latin America and the Caribbean to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with UNODC for implementing AIRCOP.
After providing a series of courses in Latin America during 2017, from 6 to 8 February SEACOP organised the first Regional Workshop for Maritime Intelligence Units (MIU) in the region, held in Panama.