CEPOL, UNODC and Western Balkans Partners Held First Coordination Meeting

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UNODC, CEPOL and Western Balkans Partners Held First Coordination Meeting
23 February 2018

23 February 2018, Budapest, Hungary: The first technical meeting of the National Contact Points of the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL) from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo and the UNODC National Project Focal Points under UNSCR 1244 was successfully concluded at the CEPOL premises in Budapest, Hungary.

The purpose of the meeting was to inform the regional participants of the project activities and to raise awareness and enhance the visibility of the project's activities on the ground, in addition to the dissemination and exploitation of the prospective project results.

This meeting was the first partnership meeting held in the framework of the recently launched joint CEPOL and UNODC two-year capacity building initiative on financial investigations in South Eastern Europe. The project is funded by the European Commission and constitutes an integral part of the Integrative Internal Security Governance (IISG) process, namely its Pillar II on the Western Balkans Combatting Serious and Organized Crime initiative (WBCSCi). The initiative is part of the UNODC Regional Programme for South Eastern Europe.

The objective of this initiative in the region is two-fold:

  • enhance the ability of the regional participants to detect, deter and prosecute money laundering, financing of terrorism, including foreign terrorist fighters, in order to degrade organized crime and terrorism threats, and
  • enhance the ability of the regional participants for interagency and international cooperation on anti-money laundering, combating terrorism financing and asset recovery, so as to reduce threats of transnational organized crime and terrorism.
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