Series of regional thematic webinars for Caribbean countries organised by UNODC Global Firearms Programme on the use of the Internet and Darknet as facilitators of the trafficking in firearms; the detection of firearms trafficked by aerial and maritime means; and new trends in the trafficking in firearms
As part of the project “Supporting the implementation of the crime prevention and criminal justice component of the Caribbean Firearms Roadmap”, in July 2021 the UNODC Global Firearms Programme organised a series of thematic webinars at the regional level for Caribbean countries (in cooperation with CARICOM IMPACS) on the following topics: (1) the use of the Internet and Darknet as facilitators of the trafficking in firearms (163 participants from 31 countries from Latin America, Caribbean, North America, and Europe); (2) the detection of firearms trafficked by aerial and maritime means (160 participants from 32 countries from Latin America, Caribbean, North America and Europe); and (3) new trends in the trafficking of Firearms (372 participants from 36 countries from Latin America and the Caribbean, North America and Europe).
The activity was part of the project “Supporting the implementation of the crime prevention and criminal justice component of the Caribbean Firearms Roadmap”, aimed to prevent and counter illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms and their links to transnational organised crime and other serious crimes, and ultimately to address the scourges of armed violence in the region by:
- Enhanced capacity of criminal justice system to counter illicit proliferation and misuse of firearms in the context of the Caribbean Roadmap and reinforce legislative and regulatory frameworks to comply with international and regional instruments
- Enhanced capacity of criminal justice institutions and border management services to detect, investigate, prosecute, and adjudicate illicit firearms trafficking cases and related offences, and to engage in effective law enforcement and judicial cooperation for that purpose.
- Promote effective international cooperation and sharing of information and good practices among firearms and organised crime practitioners on the prevention and combat of firearms trafficking and related crimes, through regular contacts and use of specialised cooperation networks and platforms.
- Monitoring illicit trafficking flows through enhanced periodic data collection and analysis on firearms and related matters.