IISG Secretariat participates at UNODC SEE event on Organized Crime Strategies

The IISG Secretariat was invited to take part in UNODC SEE first Regional Multi-stakeholder Event on Strategies to Prevent and Combat Organized Crime on the 14th and 15th of December 2021 in Skopje, North Macedonia.

The high-level opening ceremony counted with remarks from Ljupco Nikolovski, Deputy Prime Minister of North Macedonia for the Fight against Corruption, Sustainable Development and Human Resources, Oliver Spasovski, Minister of Internal Affairs of North Macedonia, Rachel Galloway, Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Republic of North Macedonia, and Bill Wood, Head of the UNODC Programme Office in North Macedonia.

The IISG Secretariat was represented by the (HoS), Mr. Agron Sojati, who presented IISG mission, structure, members and achievements. Mr. Sojati, as a key panelist delivered a presentation titled “Enhancing the capacities of authorities in the Western Balkans to fight organized crime by enhancing cooperation within the region and with the EU”.

The multi-stakeholder event in Skopje became the first regional event of the series, gathering over   50 stakeholders from 9 jurisdictions across the region, as well as international and regional organizations, civil society and academia.