Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries

Inter-regional workshop on "Sharing Practices in Preventing and Combating the Use of Internet for Terrorist Purposes"

28- 30 November 2016, Astana, Kazakhstan 

An inter-regional workshop  on "Sharing Practices in Preventing and Combating the Use of Internet for Terrorist Purposes" was organized in Almaty, Kazakhstan from 28 to 30 November 2016, under the auspices of the Prosecutor General's Office of Kazakhstan, and the UNODC the Global Programme for Strengthening the Capacities of Member States to Prevent and Combat Transnational Organized Crime, with the support of Sub-Programme 2 of the  UNODC Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighboring Countries.

Representatives of law enforcement agencies and prosecution offices of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, the Netherlands, Russia, and the USA participated in the event, which was supported by experts of the European Court of Human Rights and the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan.

The event aimed to strengthen international and regional cooperation between central authorities in investigating transnational crimes as well as in the areas of protection and confidentiality of personal data.

During the workshop, a broad variety of subjects were discussed, including  criminal acts related to the methods of use of the Internet for terrorist purposes, intelligence and evidence gathering during the investigation of terrorism cases, obtaining electronic evidence from foreign states, as well as the measures aimed at preventing the use of the Internet for terrorist purposes.

The workshop concluded with the adoption of recommendations by all the participants.

UNODC thanks the European Union for supporting this event.