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OSCE* Conference 10-11 July 2017...

Juil 16, 2017 by

Nexus Between Illicit Drugs, Organized Crime and Terrorism The FDFE representatives from Brussels and Vienna attended the 2017 OSCE-wide Conference on Combating the Threats of Illicit Drugs and the Diversion of Chemical Precursors held in the “Neuer Saal” of the Hofburg, former Imperial palace, in Vienna (Austria). About 54 States Delegations, Partners for Co-operation, and 28 International Organizations, Academic and Business Circles and Non-Governmental Organizations were participating together with Members of the OSCE Secretariat and OSCE Institutions to the 3 sessions, with the following themes: 1. Links Between Illicit Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime and Terrorism; 2. Illicit Drugs as a Source of Financing Illicit Activities; 3. Cross-Cutting Issues. FDFE intervened in the third Session. The representative did a statement reminding the 3 U.N. Conventions, the demand from the civil society for more information on...

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NOTE on the impact on regional security in Central Asia of the non-reducing volume of drugs production in Afghanistan and the flow of Afghan drugs via so-called “Northern Route”....

Juin 12, 2017 by

  Mr. Aybek SHAKHAVDINOV First Secretary, Mission of Uzbekistan to the EU, Embassy of Uzbekistan to the Benelux countries According to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction only in Uzbekistan from 1993 to 2015 seized illicit trafficking of more than 70 tons of Afghan origin drugs. I also said that last year Uzbekistan has continued its efforts in reduction in demand and supply of drugs in accordance with the counter-drug strategy defined by the Program of comprehensive measures to counter drug abuse and illicit trafficking for 2016-2020. Attention was paid to improving the regulatory framework in the field of regulating the circulation of narcotic drugs and providing drug addiction treatment, improving the material and technical base and human resources of special units of law enforcement authorities and the drug addiction treatment service. As...

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May 2017 UNODC CCPCJ Human trafficking on airlines...

Juin 10, 2017 by

The FDFE Representative attended another event at the UNODC during the 26th session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. This was: The Alliance Promoting Awareness of Human Trafficking Among Flight Crew, organized by Airline Ambassadors International, UNODC Division for Policy Analysis, UNODC office in Columbia, Human Trafficking Investigations and Training Institute, NGO Committee on the Status of Women Vienna and Youth for Human Rights International. The panelists wanted to raise the awareness on human traffickers using airlines with their victims and to have the flight crew, air agents, customs and police, trained to spot any outpoints among the passengers and legally be allowed to intervene. They presented ways to detect signs of human trafficking and how to react appropriately to prevent serious crimes from happening. They also elaborated on how similar...

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