Building Capacity for Border Control

The control of borders and related legislation need to be strengthened to counter the increasing prevalence of illicit trafficking in the region. This entails strengthening interdiction and border control capacities of national and regional law enforcement bodies, including the provision of relevant equipment to establish effective border lines to strengthen border surveillance, and the establishment of cross-border cooperation arrangements as well as support for cross-border sharing of information and expertise.

Strengthening Legal and Technical Capacities

UNODC works closely with the governments and other key partners to strengthen their legal and technical capacities to prevent and stop the trafficking of drugs, people, firearms, natural resources and smuggling of migrants, in line with the provisions of the United Nations International Drug Control conventions and the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime and its additional protocols.

Assistance to governments is provided through the establishment of a number of initiatives in different areas to promote regional cooperation and coordination among the countries of the region. A subregional border control framework is being established for the countries of North Africa, the Eastern Mediterranean, and for the Gulf States through the Gulf Cooperation Council Information and Coordination Centres.

Computer Based Training Platform

The programme introduces into the region its Computer Based Training (CBT) platform to upgrade skills and inform on issues related to trafficking in drugs and persons, anti-money-laundering and forensic awareness in order to increase the regional capacity to respond effectively to the various forms of crime.

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