17 August -25 August 2017 CRIMJUST meets with partner countries to brief about the latest and recent activities organized by the project and to explore future avenues of cooperation aligned to national and regional priorities.
To ensure communication flow, maintaining good relationships and meet the needs-based CRIMJUST approach, CRIMJUST met with representatives of the permanent missions of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, and Panama.
During the bilateral meetings, CRIMJUST had the pleasure to welcome and introduce the project to Ambassador Lourdes Gisela Antonia Victoria-Kruse, Permanent Representative of Dominican Republic to UN Vienna.
The representatives received an overview on the completed and implemented activities within the last year. Until now over 35 capacity, building activities were carried out.
As CRIMJUST ensures the delivery of technical assistance aligned with the priorities of the member states, national strategies and regional needs were also analysed and discussed, to allow the continuity of strategic approach towards demand-driven activities.
The positive responses and high interest in fostering future cooperation avenues reassured the importance of the work done by CRIMJUST in direct support of participating countries criminal justice institutions
Capacity building assistance and partnership are essential to counter the problem of organized crime along the cocaine route. Thus, working closely with the LAC region contributes to the promotion of integrated national, regional and inter-regional responses to the increasing threat of illicit cocaine trafficking and to the consolidation of operational cooperation between the countries of Latin America, the Caribbean and West Africa.
Under the framework of the CRIMJUST project funded by E U Cocaine Route Programme, UNODC and its partners (INTERPOL and TI) aim to assist Member States to enhance their capacity and integrity of criminal justice institutions to detect, investigate, prosecute and adjudicate illicit cocaine trafficking cases, and to foster cooperation at the interregional level for effective action to tackle drug trafficking and related organized crime.
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