2 December 2020, Belgrade, Serbia: UNODC’s Global Firearms Programme (GFP) held a meeting with the Director of the Judicial Academy in Serbia. The meeting presented an opportunity for GFP to explore the potential for partnership with the Judicial Academy on countering illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms in Serbia and the region, within the framework of UNODC’s Regional Programme for South Eastern Europe and UNODC’s regional project “Criminal Justice Response against Arms Trafficking”. The scope of engagement and upcoming publications were discussed, in order to ensure national ownership and maximum impact. The GFP’s efforts were welcomed and future cooperation with the Judicial Academy will secure the sustainability in strengthening the capacities of judges and prosecutors in Serbia.
The activities in Serbia are supported under the Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap Multi-Partner Trust Fund by Germany, UK, Netherlands, France, Sweden and Norway.