UNODC’s eLearning Module on the International Legal Framework against Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism


Seven of the 19 international legal instruments against terrorism deal with the prevention and suppression of chemical, biological, radiological and/or nuclear (CBRN) terrorism. The acquisition and use of CBRN weapons or materials by non-State actors poses a serious threat to international peace and security. Having a solid legal framework in place is an essential step that Member States should take to address this threat.

To assist States with this endeavour, in 2019 UNODC's Terrorism Prevention Branch launched the eLearning module on The International Legal Framework against Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism. 

Creating a separate account for our eLearning platform is necessary to access the course and can be done at the following link: UNODC eLearning platform.

The module is available in ArabicChineseEnglishFrenchPortugueseRussian and Spanish

Building upon UNODC's publication on the international legal framework against CBRN terrorism, the module is intended to promote awareness of the need to adhere to the international legal instruments against CBRN terrorism and to incorporate their provisions into national legislation. The module, a self-paced learning tool, examines the relevant international instruments, including ICSANT, and showcases their importance as effective tools to prevent CBRN terrorism. Upon successful completion, participants receive a personalized certificate.

The development of the module was funded by the Government of Canada.

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