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Terrorist plots foiled in Middle East and North Africa with help from UNODC supported programme
17 January 2019 - The Multi-Agency Task Force (MATF), set up by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to strengthen cooperation on terrorist cases among countries in the Middle East and North Africa, confirmed this point by helping foil a terrorist plot in late 2018. Information shared through the Task Force by national authorities led to arrests and the seizure of precursor chemicals for an improvised explosive device (IED) which was destined for use in a terrorist attack. 

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Expert group meeting on international legal cooperation in trafficking in persons cases - Vienna, 22-24 November 2017- UNODC will convene an expert group meeting on the issue of international legal cooperation in trafficking in persons cases. The meeting, the second in a series of two, will gather around 20 criminal justice and other relevant practitioners from various regions of the world with the aim of developing a global handbook on the issue. The handbook will be based on and broaden the scope of the ASEAN Handbook on International Legal Cooperation in Trafficking in Persons Cases.

 

Sixth Session of the Open-ended intergovernmental expert meeting on international cooperation under the UN Convention against Corruption - Vienna, 6-7 November 2017- The functions of the meeting is to assist the Conference of the States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption in developing cumulative knowledge in the area of international cooperation and encourage such cooperation, facilitate the exchange of experiences among States parties and assist the Conference in identifying the capacity-building needs of States.

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Working Group on International Cooperation under the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime - Vienna, 9-13 October 2017- The Working Group is a constant element of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and meets on an annual basis.

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