UNODC - CARICC presentation as a side event of the 59 th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

The UNODC - CARICC side event was held at the Vienna International Center under the framework of the 59 th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, with over 40 officials representing international, regional and national law enforcement authorities and organizations taking part.

The CARICC Director General - Major Beishenbai Zhunusov, briefed the participants on CARICC's mandate, achievements and the latest developments and expressed appreciation to UNODC and the donor community for the continuous support. He encouraged the counterparts to effectively use the Center's capacity in countering the existing and emerging threats.

Mr. Naweed Riaz, the CARICC Project Coordinator, provided the participants with a comprehensive analysis on the structure of transnational organized crime in the Central Asian region, with a focus on the linkage to illicit drug trafficking. Mr. Riaz also highlighted the mechanisms such as CARICC which is to be used in order to effectively counteract such threats.