Naif Arab University for Security Sciences; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - (NAUSS)


Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS) is an intergovernmental institution operating under the aegis of the Council of Arab Ministers of Interior. It was established to meet the needs of the Arab law enforcement agencies for an academic institution supporting research on security issues and offering both postgraduate degrees and short-term training. The main institutions comprising NAUSS are the College of Graduate Studies, the Training College, the College of Forensic Sciences, the College of Languages Studies and the Research Center - Computer and Information Center.

As a member of the Untied Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme network (PNI) NAUSS supports joint activities and collaboration of its members. In November 2007 NAUSS hosted the Coordination meeting of the PNIs' involving the representatives of the UNAFEI, UNICRI, ISPAC, ISS, KICJP, ISISC, UNAFRI, and UNODC. NAUSS printed and distributed a booklet "Selected papers on successful crime reduction and prevention strategies in the urban context", which is a summary of the workshop organized by the PNIs at the sixteenth session of the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.

In 2008 NAUSS collaborated with UNODC in organizing the workshop on combating human trafficking. The workshop familiarized law enforcement and judicial participants with the provisions of the Protocol against trafficking in persons of the Untied Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, with the current global and regional trends in trafficking in persons, with the issues related to international cooperation, victims rights and indicators of trafficking.

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