UNODC in South-Eastern Europe


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19/09/2023 Regional Meeting on the Lions Quest Skills for Adolescence programme implementation in South-Eastern Europe

08/09/2023 UNODC supports practitioners in Bosnia and Herzegovina in addressing drug use disorders and problematic behaviours in adolescents and their families

05/09/2023 GlobE launched its first regional component in the Western Balkans

05/09/2023 Albania to Become the 121st State Party to ICSANT


18/08/2023 Combating Low-Scale Corruption in North Macedonia

09/08/2023 Project Hermes: finalizing SOPs and MoU on countering firearms trafficking in postal parcels



20/07/2023 UNODC scales up its social and emotional learning program Lions Quest Skills for Adolescence in Bosnia and Herzegovina

19/07/2023 Practitioners Discuss Anti-Corruption Education and Youth Empowerment in Bosnia and Herzegovina

17/07/2023 More cooperation needed to fight labour exploitation in South-Eastern Europe

14/07/2023 Training and certification on ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery management standard for public officials in North Macedonia

13/07/2023 Bosnia and Herzegovina discusses the implementation of its Strategy for Combating Organized Crime

13/07/2023 Course on countering the financing of terrorism for Kosovo[1] officials

07/07/2023 Lions Quest Skills for Adolescence program in Croatia

06/07/2023 Development of Fast Action Response Guides on Asset Recovery for North Macedonia and Montenegro

06/07/2023 UNODC supports Bosnia and Herzegovina in Developing Practical Guidance to Support Implementation of Codes of Conduct


[1] All references to Kosovo shall be understood in the context of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999)


June 2023

30/06/2023 World Drug Report 2023 and Paris Pact Initiative presented to the International Community in Serbia

30/06/2023 Inter-agency units in South-Eastern Europe trained on new narcotics’ detection equipment

30/06/2023 Addressing child exploitation in begging and illegal marriages in Montenegro through a multisectoral approach

30/06/2023 Training on equipment for narcotics’ detection delivered in Bosnia and Herzegovina

26/06/2023 UNODC marks the World Drug Day 2023

23/06/2023 Serbian professionals trained on the UNODC Drug Use Disorder Treatment Systems Quality Assurance Toolkit 

21/06/2023 Regional Workshop on Combating trafficking of cultural heritage and art in South-Eastern Europe

21/06/2023 Regional Workshop on Advance Passenger Information and Passenger Name Record 

15/06/2023 Improving cross-border cooperation with joint operational activities in South-Eastern Europe

14/06/2023 Paris Pact Expert Working Group Meeting on Precursors

13/06/2023 UNODC supports the Development of Practical Guides for Increasing Asset Recovery in Bosnia and Herzegovina

09/06/2023 Empowering Anti-Trafficking Stakeholders for a Victim-Centered Approach through Mock Trial Methodology in North Macedonia

08/06/2023 Strengthening international cooperation in investigation and prosecution of corruption cases in South-Eastern Europe


May 2023

26/05/2023 Highlighting the importance of anti-corruption education in fostering a culture of integrity 

26/05/2023 UNODC launches the Guidelines on Investigation and Prosecution of Firearms Offences

23/05/2023 Roundtable on anti-corruption education in Serbia

23/05/2023 Development of Practical Guides for Increasing Asset Recovery supported by UNODC

23/05/2023 UNODC Supports Development of New Legislation on Confiscation and Management of Stolen Assets in Bosnia and Herzegovina

23/05/2023 Roundtable on anti-corruption education in Montenegro

19/05/2023 UNODC initiated the Strategic Trade and Export Control Training in North Macedonia

11/05/2023 Conclusion of the progressive training programme on countering the financing of terrorism in North Macedonia

10/05/2023 Project Hermes: developing SOPs and MoUs on countering firearms trafficking in postal parcels


April 2023

28/04/2023 Reducing Demand for Sexual Exploitation of Trafficking Victims in South-Eastern Europe: Commitment to Comprehensive Action

27/04/2023 Regional workshop on the use of WCO Customs Enforcement Network Communication Platform (CENcomm) 3

27/04/2023 UNODC participated in the 2023 World Border Security Congress

27/04/2023 Course on Countering the Financing of Terrorism delivered for Kosovo[1] officers

27/04/2023 Training on analytical investigation methods in corruption investigations and asset recovery in North Macedonia and Serbia

26/04/2023 Review of the regulatory framework on countering firearms trafficking in postal parcels

25/04/2023 Roundtable on anti-corruption education in North Macedonia

25/04/2023 South-Eastern Europe supported in Investigating, Prosecuting and Adjudicating Nuclear and Radiological Crimes

06/04/2023 South-Eastern Europe supported in strengthening criminal justice response to trafficking in persons


[1] All references to Kosovo shall be understood in the context of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999)


March 2023

31/03/2023 UNODC continues to support the First FBiH Asset Recovery Strategy 

28/03/2023 Inter-agency group seizes over 43 kg of gold jewelry at Skopje airport

24/03/2023 Law enforcement officers of the AIRCOP/CCP interagency units in South-Eastern Europe on study visits and mentorships

24/03/2023 Project Hermes launched in the Western Balkans

24/03/2023 Coordination of asset recovery efforts in South-Eastern Europe

23/03/2023 New South Eastern Europe Women Leaders Forum Set to Promote Regional Cooperation and Create New Priorities to Promote Women and Youth Empowerment in the Fight Against Corruption

16/03/2023 Serbia and North Macedonia supported in strengthening criminal justice responses to smuggling of migrants

16/03/2023 Mentoring visits conducted in Ports Control Units in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro

02/03/2023 UNODC and OSCE kicked off a programme on Countering the Financing of Terrorism for Kosovo[1] officials

01/03/2023 Opening of the UNODC Regional Office for South-Eastern Europe in Istanbul


[1] All references to Kosovo shall be understood in the context of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999)


February 2023

23/02/2023 2nd joint Serbia-North Macedonia simulation training course on smuggling of migrants 

17/02/2023 UNODC supports North Macedonia in the implementation of the Strategy for Financial Investigations and Confiscation of Assets

02/02/2023 Regional workshop on Behavioral Analysis and Lie Detection for law enforcement officers from South-Eastern Europe


January 2023

31/01/2023 Anti-trafficking stakeholders from South-Eastern Europe on a multidisciplinary thematic workshop

31/01/2023 Guidelines on investigation and prosecution of firearms offences meeting in Serbia

26/01/2023 UNODC initiated a set of 3 joint Serbia-North Macedonia simulation trainings on smuggling of migrants


December 2022

16/12/2022 Border Control Officers in Bosnia and Herzegovina supported by Container Control Programme 

14/12/2022 The Western Balkans reaffirm commitment to the Regional Anti-Corruption and Illicit Finance Roadmap

13/12/2022 UNODC jointly with OSCE launched a multi-year training programme in Pristina

09/12/2022 UNODC marks the International Anti-Corruption Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina

08/12/2022 UNODC supports North Macedonia in countering the financing of terrorism and money laundering

07/12/2022 UNODC Illicit Arms Flows Questionnaire: baseline assessment in the Western Balkans

06/12/2022 Paris Pact Policy Consultative Group meets to review progress and endorse priority recommendations

03/12/2022 UNODC in Bosnia and Herzegovina took part in the Diplomatic Winter Bazaar in Sarajevo

02/12/2022 Expert Group Meeting on Harmonization of domestic criminal legislation with the UN Firearms Protocol

02/12/2022 Air Cargo Control Unit in Skopje International Airport supported by UNODC

02/12/2022 Drug Precursors Training for Port Control Unit at Vrbnica/ Vermice

01/12/2022 Second regional meeting on firearms case law

01/12/2022 North Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina officials on Financial Disruption courses


November 2022

30/11/2022 Western Balkans practitioners discuss future priorities under the Regional Anti-Corruption and Illicit Finance Roadmap in the run-up to the High-Level Anti-Corruption Conference in Skopje

25/11/2022 South-Eastern Europe supported in risk analysis and profiling at airports

25/11/2022 Promoting a victim-centered approach to trafficking in persons cases through multidisciplinary cooperation

25/11/2022 Implementation of a moot court learning-based model to improve anti-trafficking response in Montenegro

23/11/2022 Inter-disciplinary training on seizing, freezing and confiscating assets held in Bosnia and Herzegovina

17/11/2022 Western Balkan jurisdictions join the meeting of the Global Operational Network of Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement Authorities to discuss anti-corruption efforts and international cooperation 

16/11/2022 UNODC and OSCE continue efforts toward gender-inclusive border security in South-Eastern Europe

10/11/2022 The role of prosecutors in the criminal justice response to counter firearms trafficking

09/11/2022 Asset recovery in the Western Balkans

08/11/2022 Regional Anti-Corruption and Illicit Finance Roadmap – the way forward

04/11/2022 South-Eastern Europe officials trained on Advanced Money or Value Transfer System, Hawala and Other Similar Service Providers

02/11/2022 Strengthening victim-centred approaches in trafficking in persons cases through practical and theoretical knowledge


October 2022

26/10/2022 Upscaling drug use prevention efforts in South-Eastern Europe with the Lions Quest Skills for Adolescence Programme

25/10/2022 Paris Pact Expert Working Group Meeting held to discuss Precursors

21/10/2022 Container Control Programme held a Risk Management workshop for Kosovo [1] customs officers

20/10/2022 Criminal justice practitioners in South-Eastern Europe address evidential issues and patterns in trafficking in persons cases

19/10/2022 Bosnia and Herzegovina and North Macedonia supported in disrupting terrorist financing

14/10/2022 Albanian officials train on how to address trafficking in persons through a victim-centered approach

14/10/2022 Mentoring visit in Bosnia and Herzegovina by Container Control Programme

13/10/2022 Towards a joint approach in tackling corruption and illicit financial flows in South-Eastern Europe

11/10/2022 Collection of Electronic Evidence from Internet Service Providers - 2nd edition of UNODC's Practical Guide

06/10/2022 UNODC and Türkiye hold an Inter-Regional conference on Tackling Drug and Illicit Trafficking with K9

05/10/2022 Minister of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina welcomes the development of Asset Recovery Strategic Framework in FBiH


[1] All references to Kosovo should be understood in the context of the United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).


September 2022

30/09/2022 Border Police and Customs officials from South-Eastern Europe on a study visit to learn on Risk Analysis and Search Techniques

30/09/2022 Customs and police officers at Sarajevo Airport improve their professional skills through mentoring

29/09/2022 Supporting criminal justice systems for effective investigation and prosecution of trafficking in persons cases

29/09/2022 Unlocking the power of UNCAC at the Multi-stakeholder Workshop in Montenegro

28/09/2022 South-Eastern Europe enhances cooperation in border management through joint operations

23/09/2022 Port Control and Air Cargo Control Units complete the Strategic Trade and Export Control training

22/09/2022 Towards implementation of the Ohrid Roadmap: Strengthening regional cooperation through CARIN and UNODC GlobE

16/09/2022 Albanian officials improve their capacity on systems analysis of criminal networks

15/09/2022 Port Control Unit officers in Bosnia and Herzegovina train on drug precursors

14/09/2022 Enhancing asset recovery processes in the Western Balkans

08/09/2022 UNODC expands the Lions Quest Skills for Adolescence programme to Slovenia 

02/09/2022 Bosnia and Herzegovina finalize its new Strategy for combating organized crime 


August 2022

31/08/2022 UNODC and APIK of Bosnia and Herzegovina discuss future steps in fighting corruption

30/08/2022 Action Plan on Asset Recovery signed in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

11/08/2022 Regional meeting on the development of Fast Action Response Guides (FARGs) on asset recovery


July 2022

08/07/2022 South-Eastern European jurisdictions collaborate to bolster regional Asset Recovery policy level efforts

08/07/2022 Successful completion of the Lions Quest Skills for Adolescence training in Croatia


June 2022

30/06/2022 Progress on establishment of interagency groups in South-Eastern Europe

30/06/2022 Montenegro supported in fighting against modern slavery

24/06/2022 North Macedonia supported in countering illicit financial flows

24/06/2022 North Macedonia supported in identifying potential victims of trafficking in persons

24/06/2022 Strengthening Capacities in Financial Investigations and Asset Recovery

23/06/2022 Serbia marks the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking with UNODC and other partners

22/06/2022 Mock trial training on human trafficking in Serbia

21/06/2022 Development of the Asset Recovery Strategy in Bosnia and Herzegovina

20/06/2022 Roundtable on challenges in asset recovery

17/06/2022 Addressing human trafficking through a victim-centred approach in Albania

17/06/2022 Asset Recovery Roadmap implementation in Kosovo[1]

16/06/2022 UNODC Promotes the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism in Albania

15/06/2022 Meeting with the Secretariat of the Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative

14/06/2022 3rd Expert Group Meeting on the Guidelines on Investigation and Prosecution of Firearms Offences

10/06/2022 Joint inter-agency unit at Belgrade Airport receives training on profiling and targeting

10/06/2022 Centralized Criminal Record System in Kosovo[1]

08/06/2022 Bosnia and Herzegovina's new Strategy for combating transnational organized crime 

07/06/2022 Towards innovative public-private partnership solutions in promoting anti-corruption and good governance in Southeast Europe

03/06/2022 UNODC and OSCE joint support to Bosnia and Herzegovina in counter-terrorism financing investigations

03/06/2022 Prevention and Fight against Corruption in International Investments projects

[1] (1) All references to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of the United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999)


May 2022

31/05/2022 Exploitation and Abuse: The Scale and Scope of Human Trafficking in South-Eastern Europe

30/05/2022 UNODC-OSCE Meeting on Addressing Illicit Financial Flows Linked to Afghan Opiates

27/05/2022 South-Eastern Europe supported in countering drug trafficking

26/05/2022 Regional meeting on Special Investigative Measures applicable to Firearms Offences in the Western Balkans 

24/05/2022 “Strengthening the Culture of Integrity” on tackling corruption in South-Eastern Europe

19/05/2022 Container Control Programme supported PCU Gradiška with a mentoring visit

18/05/2022 UNODC discusses synergies in providing anti-corruption technical assistance with international partners

17/05/2022 Regional Anti-Corruption and Illicit Finance Roadmap in Serbia

13/05/2022 UNODC and OSCE joint support to North Macedonia in counter-terrorism financing investigations

13/05/2022 Financial Investigations and Confiscation of Assets in North Macedonia

13/05/2022 South-Eastern Europe tackles drug trafficking

12/05/2022 South-Eastern Europe addresses trafficking in persons for sexual exploitation

12/05/2022 Regional meeting on harmonization of firearms-related case law in South-Eastern Europe

12/05/2022 International cooperation to improve trade security supported in South-Eastern Europe

11/05/2022 Private sector plays an important role in combating corruption in South-Eastern Europe

10/05/2022 Implementing evidence-based family skills programmes in Serbia



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