The Council adopted a directive aimed at combating sexual abuse and the exploitation of children as well as child pornography. The directive harmonises about 20 criminal offences, setting a high level of penalties.
Each issue of the Update contains regional overviews and a special coverage and thematic segments. The special segment of the current issue concerns South Asia, a region which has traditionally been associated with opiates, not synthetic drugs.
This memorandum was signed in the framework of the project "Promoting the improvement of training for law enforcement officers in the Police Academy of the Republic of Uzbekistan" on 16 May 2007 and prolonged on 19 May 2009.