A Comprehensive Approach to Combating Illicit Trafficking

September 28–29, 2009

Geneva, Switzerland

IFPA joined forces with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy to organize this high-level workshop, with the support of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). The event featured focused presentations and roundtable discussions on the overall challenge of illicit trafficking and on the importance of — and ways to achieve — broader collaboration between and among IOs, IGOs, and other institutional stakeholders charged with combating illicit trafficking in its various formats. Topics addressed by participants included:

  • Types and modes of illicit trafficking
  • Law enforcement and legal issues
  • Requirements for information sharing
  • IO/IGO capabilities for combating illicit trafficking
  • Emerging technologies to support anti-trafficking operations
  • Collaborative training and exercise opportunities
  • Consequence management planning to minimize the effects of illicit trafficking
  • Regional and global frameworks for enhancing interagency and inter-institutional cooperation