Yemen: Addressing Terrorist-Related Threats to Critical Infrastructure

Under the project on strengthening the legal regime against terrorism in Yemen, generously funded by Japan, UNODC's Terrorism Prevention Branch held a national workshop for Yemen on good practices to address terrorist threats to critical infrastructure in Amman from 12 to 14 February 2017.

The workshop gathered 15 senior Yemeni officials from different departments of Aden airport and the Ministry of Interior. Participants were joined by international experts representing the International Civil Aviation Organisation, INTERPOL, and the Aviation Security Training Center at Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport. The workshop aimed at assisting Yemen to better address terrorist threats to civil aviation and to raise awareness about international instruments relating to combating terrorist attacks towards aviation. Participants discussed in detail relevant legislative and operational measures.

Taken into account that security of critical infrastructure represents a top priority for Yemen, participants requested the Branch to continue providing specialized technical assistance in order to further strengthen the capacity of law enforcement officers at airports and other counter-terrorism practitioners.