Conferences - Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Organized Crime and Conflict in the Sahel-Maghreb Focus of 2014 NY Seminar
Criminal networks are flourishing in regions of the world that suffer from conflict and weak institutions, and, as part of global market forces, they are undermining stability and human security at large. On April 8th, IPI hosted its annual New York seminar that examined the complexity and multifaceted nature of the threats posed by transnational organized crime in conflict and post-conflict contexts and reflected on how to devise effective strategic responses, in particular for multilateral peace operations. The seminar focused on the Sahel-Maghreb region.
Held at the Trygve Lie Center at IPI in New York, the seminar had over 50 participants. Attendees included diplomats from a broad range of countries, as well as a selection of UN officials and leading experts on the theme. The discussions addressed the context in which transnational organized crime converges with violent extremism, creating a nexus of criminal interests and radical ideologies that put to test current policy responses.
The seminar was held under the Chatham House Rule of non-attribution. A multimedia publication is forthcoming.
See the group photo of all participants here.
IPI New York Seminars are designed to foster the professional development and expertise of representatives of member states to the United Nations (as well as other members of the UN community) on timely and important issues related to international peace and security.
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