Ongoing Projects: Law Enforcement Cooperation

GLO/900 - "Legal Advisory Programme"

This project assists countries in establishing adequate and functional legal frameworks for drug control. It aids the implementation of international drug control conventions by: a) assisting the States to draft and adopt new legislation while upgrading those that already exist; b) providing specific training and direct operational support to prosecutors/judges in major drug-related prosecutions and asset forfeiture casework; c) strengthening international judicial cooperation (e.g. international extradition and mutual legal assistance casework) among the States, particularly between those with different legal practices; d) ensuring maximum application of know-how to assist States in terms of field operations.

 

RER/V07 - "Sub-programme 1 of the Regional Programme on Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries - Regional Law Enforcement Cooperation"

The purpose of the latest revision is to adjust Sub-programme 1 outcomes and outputs to reflect the consensus reached at the high level government meeting hosted by UNODC on December 7, 2011 and the first Steering Committee meeting on March 14, 2012.These meetings included the participation of high-level government officials from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Kyrgyzstan, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Republic of Uzbekistan, resulting in the launch the Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighboring Countries (RP) and endorsement of the programme of work intended for 2012. The RP outlines a framework for the existing technical assistance activities of the UNODC as well as allowing for new areas of cooperation in the West and Central Asia region to combat drugs.

 

RER/V08 - "Sub-programme 2 of the Regional Programme on Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries - Int'l/Regional Cooperation in Criminal Matters"

The Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighboring Countries (RP) outlines a counter-narcotics framework for the existing technical assistance activities of the UNODC as well as allowing for new areas of cooperation in the West and Central Asia region. The purpose of this revision is to adjust Sub-programme 2 outcomes and outputs to reflect the consensus reached at the high level government meeting hosted by UNODC on December 7 2011, recommendations of the first Sub-programme 2 Task Force Meeting held in Dushanbe on 27 January 2012, and the first Steering Committee Meeting held in Vienna on March 14, 2012. These meetings included the participation of high-level government officials from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Kyrgyzstan, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Republic of Uzbekistan, resulting in the a) launch the Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighboring Countries (RP), and b) endorsement of the programme of work and related initiatives intended for 2012.

XAC/I97 - "Project on Counter-Narcotics Training of Afghan, Central Asian and Pakistani Enforcement Personnel"

The NATO-Russia Council Project on Counter-Narcotics Training of Central Asian and Afghan Law Enforcement Personnel has been successfully implemented since 2006. The project has benefited Central Asian countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan by improving the capacity building of their counter-narcotics services in a wide range of topics including drug classifications and drug abuse, terrorism and extremism, intelligence and system of intelligence, electronic surveillance and undercover operations, which also helped LEA capacities, mobility and expertise to strengthen the measures against drug trafficking from Afghanistan. The strengthening of inter-agency cooperation through combined training courses, significantly improved cooperation between LEAs of the region.Trainers from several NATO countries and Russia delivered the training.

RER/F23 - "Strenghthening drug law enforcement systems for criminal intelligence collection, analysis and exchange"

This project has installed modern intelligence systems and analysis software providing operational analysis training at counternarcotic agencies in all 5 Central Asian countries. The challenges associated with supporting the rule of law in Afghanistan are self-evident. This project is contributing to international efforts by helping the Counter Narcotic Police Afghanistan (CNPA) to develop acriminal intelligence capacity. Existing activities are ongoing and it is proposed to extend them to include the Afghan Criminal JusticeTask Force (CJTF). Because of the security situation, such activities are inevitably protracted and progressed cautiously.

 

TAJ/H03 - "Tajikistan Drug Control Agency (DCA) - (Phase II of TAJ/D65)"

This project has been designed to support the Tajik Drug Control Agency (DCA) becoming the lead drug enforcement agency in the country, and in developing lasting sustainable capacities to maintain operations. UNODC projects AD/TAJ/D65 "Institution Building, Strategy Development and Improvement of Drug and Crime Control Measures in Tajikistan" and TDTAJH03 "Drug Control Agency (DCA) in Tajikistan- Phase II" successfully established a specialized law enforcement body in the Republic of Tajikistan for counteringdrug related crime both nationally and in the Central Asian region.
To continue building and reinforcing the DCA's operational capacity, to implement intelligence-led policing, to continue developing a national system for intelligence collection and analysis and to strengthen cooperation between the DCA and law enforcement bodies are all vital tasks. The main immediate objective has not yet been fully implemented and requires more time to enable sustainable State funding due to the world economic crisis and naturaldisasters that affected Tajikistan in 2009 and 2010. Nevertheless, the government has continued increasing its funding of the DCA and will allocate USD 800 000 in 2011. For this reason the government of Tajikistan has requested an extension of the project duration until the end of 2013.