Sub-Programme I:

Countering illicit trafficking, organized crime and terrorism


The Regional Programme articulates a holistic, integrated and nationally owned approach to key security and justice challenges. It includes the inputs and recommendations of the regional expert group meeting held in Nairobi on 2-4 February 2009, with expert delegates from all thirteen countries in the region participating, as well as representatives from international organizations, UN agencies and funding partners. The Regional Programme was subsequently endorsed at the Regional Ministerial Conference held in Nairobi, on 23-24 November 2009, where delegates from 13 countries of the region signed the Nairobi Declaration in support of the Regional Programme.


Activities under this Sub-Programme includes support to the ratification and implementation of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and its Protocols (i.e. Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children; Smuggling of Migrants; and the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms), the prevention of money laundering, the development of border control systems and container control for illicit goods, as well as capacity building for counter-terrorism.


  • Human Trafficking
  • Illicit drugs
  • Money Laundering
  • Organised Crime
  • Terrorism Prevention
  • Counter-Piracy