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Report of the Board of Trustees of UNICRI to ECOSOC
Note by the Secretary-General

Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute

The attached report of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute contains information on activities undertaken by the Institute and was prepared pursuant to a decision of the Board taken at its meeting held on 26 – 26 October 2016 to report to the Economic and Social Council, through the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, on the work of the Institute, in accordance with the Statute of the Institute (Council Resolution 1989/56, annex).

Structure of the Report

The Report of the Board of Trustees summarizes the work completed during 2016 and is organized in the following four thematic areas:

Security governance and counter-terrorism

  • Prevention of and countering violent extremism and rehabilitation of violent extremist offenders
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear risk mitigation
  • Towards the establishment of a UNICRI Centre for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Using big data analytics to reinforce security: benefits, challenges and the future scenarios
  • Tourism security in Latin American Countries (LAC)

Crime and Justice

  • Implementation of asset recovery
  • Misuse of new information technologies
  • Goal 16 of the UN
  • 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Training and advanced education

  • International criminal law
  • Investigative legal psychology
  • Human rights and environmental crimes
  • New threats to peace and security

Knowledge collection, exchange and dissemination

  • Research and training on security and crime issues
  • Research on public policies and costs, alternative sentences, and gender responses approaches to substance use

Management of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute

  • Strengthening infrastructure to support increased programme implementation
  • Programme evaluation as a standard element to programming
  • Review of results-based biennium budget 2016-2017 and programme priorities

 

The programme of work of UNICRI is delivered through the UNICRI Headquarters in Turin and an extended network of offices including a liaison office in Rome and project offices in Geneva and Brussels, and the Centres of Excellence on Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Risks Mitigation in Algiers, Amman, Manila Nairobi, Rabat, Tashkent and Tbilisi.

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