- North Macedonia: Advancing the CBRN National Action Plan, Regional Cooperation and Strategic PlanningSkopje, North Macedonia -
- Cairo, Egypt -
The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) is delighted to announce the successful completion of its first regional training program on "Counter-Proliferation Financing International Norms and Sanctions." This intensive 5-day program took place in Singapore from October 23 to 27, 2023.
Illicit trafficking, theft, and destruction of cultural property have become rampant, underscoring the urgency of collective efforts to protect, investigate, prosecute, and recover these treasures.
The retail value of trafficking in cultural property is estimated at $1.2 to $1.6 billion annually. Criminal activities encompass a range of illicit actions, including the theft of cultural property from museums, illegal excavation and looting of archaeological sites, and fraudulent transfer of ownership.
The Sahel is experiencing increased terrorist activity, with the threat spreading towards coastal countries. Consequently, terrorism is increasingly becoming a significant concern for many West African countries.
Terrorism and organized crime benefit from different forms of trafficking, in a complex nexus that is constantly evolving and takes on different forms in various parts of the world.