Inter-Regional Meeting between South Eastern Europe and West and Central Asia on Building Partnerships in Countering Illicit Financial Flows

Between the 28-29 June, UNODC is organizing an Inter-Regional Meeting between South-Eastern Europe and West and Central Asia on Building Partnerships in Countering Illicit Financial Flows, in Zagreb, Croatia.

As the West and Central Asia and Southern East Europe are significantly affected by the drug economy that thrives around opium cultivation and heroin production in Afghanistan, which is smuggled to West and Central Europe through different routes across these regions, with a growing importance of the Balkan route, UNODC together with relevant national, regional and international actors aims with this meeting to appose the Heads of Drug Control Agencies/Offices and Heads of Financial Intelligence Units of the Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighbourig Countries and the Regional Programme for South Eastern Europe. The event will allow officials of these regions to meet as a group for the first time and address challenges and prospects for inter-regional cooperation, with a particular emphasis on illicit financial flows, in line with the 2016 UNGASS Outcome document, especially as regards South-South and Triangular cooperation.

Counter-Terrorism Challenges in the Region of South Eastern Europe

From 22 to 24 of May 2018, Slovenia will host the eight-international regional conference ‘Counter-Terrorism Challenges in the Region of South Eastern Europe’. The conference will be jointly organized by the Ministry of Defense Republic of Slovenia, Embassy of the United States of America – Defense Cooperation Office and the US Joint Special Operations University from Tampa.
The topic of this year conference will be »Violent Extremism and Radicalization processes as driving factors to terrorism threats on Western Balkans and Security Implications to Europe«.
For more information please visit the conference website here.