Strengthening the Use of Advanced Investigative Techniques in Cross-Border Investigations in Tajikistan

UNODC delivered a workshop on strengthening the use of advanced investigative techniques and cross-border investigations in accordance with UN Security Council resolution 2396 (2017) in Dushanbe on 11-12 December 2019. Funded by the U.S. Government, the workshop was organized within the framework of UNODC's project aimed at assisting the Member States in implementing United Nations Security Council Resolution 2396 (2017) which calls on Member States to strengthen efforts to stem the threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters.

The two-day event brought together 22 officials and experts from different government agencies of Tajikistan. The aim was to enhance border security cooperation at the intra-agency and inter-agency levels and to strengthen skills to detect, intercept, monitor and investigate foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) and individuals involved in terrorism-related activities using special investigative techniques in border areas.

This tailor-made training conducted by international experts from various international organizations (IATA, INTERPOL, IOM, OSCE, WCO) covered a range of specialized topics, such as UN Security Council resolution 2396 (2017), integration into the national system and the use of INTERPOL's tools and services, planning and deployment of API/PNR systems and other selected topics. The event also provided opportunities to share knowledge and good practices on the current regional and international border security cooperation frameworks against terrorist threats.