AIRCOP collaborates with other UN agencies and international organisations, such as the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED); the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and the International Air Transport Association (IATA); regional entities such as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the G5 Sahel; and law enforcement initiatives, such as the International Programme for Police Cooperation in Airports of the Brazilian Federal Police, INTERCOPS.


Internally, AIRCOP built on the existing expertise of UNODC to work on post-seizures investigations (CRIMJUST project); specific threats (terrorism, human trafficking, firearms, etc.) as well as anti-corruption/integrity. Specifically, on the cargo area of airports, AIRCOP worked with UNODC-WCO Global Container Control Programme (CCP) to build synergies and develop joint activities in relevant countries.




AIRCOP task forces take part in multiple joint operations during which controls targeted at a special type of commodity or concealment method are heightened, during a limited period of time at selected airports. AIRCOP funds the annual WCO-led COCAIR joint operation and supports the participation of JAITFs in other joint operations organized by INTERPOL, WCO and other organizations. Other joint operations include: