FRONTEX and UNODC aim at aligning efforts to combat organized crime 

11 October 2017 - UNODC and FRONTEX European Boarder and Coast Guard Agency held a meeting to explore future avenues for cooperation.

UNODC, represented by Tofik Murshudlu, Chief of the Implementation Support Section, CRIMJUST, and the Global Firearms Programme, met with representatives of FRONTEX at the UNODC HQ on 11 October 2017.

FRONTEX is a key actor against trans-border crimes and UNODC calls for common activities to enhance collaboration against illicit trafficking of drugs and firearms across borders. With the aim to identify common areas of work, UNODC and FRONTEX shared information about their focus areas, as well as completed and upcoming activities. Sharing tools and expertise, working together, and sharing networks are key elements to ensure support to the member states on the highest level.

The meeting was an important step to further strengthen the relationship between the two institutions and the first step to reach the common goals set during the meeting. 

Under the framework of the CRIMJUST project funded by European Union 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.

For more information:

-  European Union "Cocaine Route Programme"

Transparency International

INTERPOL

Global Firearms Programme

FRONTEX