Preventing CBRN-threats by the UNO
United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) concludes the series of webinars on countering chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear terrorism. The series aimed to strengthen the capacity of UN Member States in detecting and responding to the threat of non-State actors acquiring CBRN materials or weapons.
One of the central goals was also awareness-raising on the international legal framework against CBRN terrorism and enhancing capacities in investigating, prosecuting and adjudicating CBRN terrorism cases.
The last webinar of the series was delivered on 30 March 2021 and focused on mechanisms of international judicial cooperation in International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT) and the other international legal instruments against nuclear terrorism.
Webinars highlighted the importance of ensuring the safe, secure and sustainable use of nuclear energy and placed focus on preventive actions to minimize the risk of access by non-State actors to CBRN materials and weapons of mass destruction, which constitutes a severe threat to international peace and security.