UNODC, Law Enforcement Agencies of Tajikistan: Capacity Building to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

13-17 August 2019, Dushanbe, Tajikistan - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Office for Central Asia in cooperation with the Drug Control Agency under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan (DCA) organized a Basic intelligence analysis training for 14 law enforcement analysts of Tajikistan from the DCA, Ministry of Interior (MOI) and Customs Service. The main goal of the training was to provide assistance in capacity building of law enforcement analysts on the use of "i2" and "Excel" software as a tool for operational and strategic analysis.

The training equipped participants with knowledge and skills that would facilitate the strategic interaction between the analytical and operational units/departments of the law enforcement agencies of Tajikistan.

Ms. Amelia Hannaford, Head of UNODC Programme Office in Tajikistan, noted that the "Drug Law Enforcement systems for criminal intelligence collection, analysis and exchange and pilot Intelligence led policing" component of the Sub-Programme 1 of the UNODC Program for Central Asia 2015-2019 cooperates with the law enforcement analytical units of Tajikistan for more than 15 years and continues to improve criminal intelligence collection and information management capacities, as well as established mechanisms for exchange, receipt and dissemination of information between drug control bodies.

Mr. Tojiddin Ismoilov, Chief of DCA Training center, mentioned that the training center is always ready to provide required assistance to enhance professional knowledge of the law enforcement officers to achieve practical results in combatting illicit drug trafficking.

The training was conducted to support the Government of Tajikistan in achieving the target 16.A of the Sustainable Development Goals - Strengthen relevant national institutions, including through international cooperation, for building capacity at all levels, in particular in developing countries, to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime. The activity was generously funded by the USA State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.

UNODC supports the Member States in establishing the mechanisms for exchange, receipt and dissemination of information between drug control bodies. The countries of Central Asia consider anti-drug cooperation one of the key elements of combatting transnational organized crime.

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