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Conference on combating drug trafficking and enhancing border security and management in the OSCE area, Vienna, Austria

Category
Event
Date(s)
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Subject
Border security and management

Description

The conference, which was organised by the Lithuanian Chairmanship with the support of the Strategic Police Matters Unit and the OS/Borders Team, in close consultation and co-operation with the UNODC, focused on regional and international co-operation in prevention of trafficking illegal drugs and precursor chemicals through international borders.

Summary

The transnational and trans-border nature of drug trafficking requires international and regional approach to the problem with clear strategy and active counter-measures. In this regard, the conference focused on regional and international co-operation in prevention of trafficking illegal drugs and precursor chemicals through international borders.

The objective was to exchange information and good practices in countering drug trafficking in the OSCE area while identifying the obstacles to effective border security and management against this trans-national threat. This included proposing the following initiatives:

  • To effective border security and management along the drug routes from Afghanistan to the rest of the OSCE area.
  • To effective control of the production, transport and use of precursors that are usually deviated to the illicit narcotic production.
  • To effective law enforcement cooperation among the Central Asian States and neighbours.
  • To better coordination among the international organizations that contribute to enhancing the participating States’ capacity to counter drug trafficking.
  • To enhance the integrity of the relevant agencies in order to combat corruption, as one of the main issues that hinder the efficient combat of drug trafficking in the OSCE area.

The conference targeted the participation of senior officials and experts, mainly from border agencies, customs and relevant police and/or drug agencies who have the authority to influence and strengthen governmental structures with regard to combating illicit drug trafficking.

Information

Added on
07 Apr 2017
Origin
OSCE / Transnational Threats Department / Strategic Police Matters Unit
Type
Conference
Venue description

Vienna, Austria

Organizer
OSCE / Transnational Threats Department / Strategic Police Matters Unit
Participants
Experts, Government officials, International organizations, Law enforcement officers
Region
Austria
Keywords
drugs trafficking and/or drugs distribution, integrated border management
Rights
OSCE