UNICRI briefed different Director Generals of the European Commission on the infiltration of organized crime in food business and bioterrorism through the use of biotechnology. Organized by the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE), the meeting aimed at discussing possible forms of cooperation in the area of Big Data analytics and visualization, in cooperation also with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). On that occasion, a “knowledge hour” was also organized by the DG to sensitize the staff to issues related to food fraud.
Online, 25-29 October 2021
Application deadline: 10 October 2021
“It is highly likely that the COVID-19 pandemic will result in increased hunger and poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean.” (Food security under the COVID-19 pandemic Report, FAO).
Illicit pesticides represent a lucrative activity for organized crime and a concrete threat to security, development, health and the environment, and consequently require urgent response from the national and regional authorities, as well as the international community and the United Nations. To address this growing threat, UNICRI has developed a programme aimed at enhancing an international strategy to counter serious and organized crime involved crimes having an adverse impact on the environment, including in the trafficking of illicit pesticides.
UNICRI, through its Knowledge Center “Security through Research, Technology and Innovation" (SIRIO) in Geneva, organized an Expert Workshop on the Supply Chain Security.