24/02/2021 - 26/02/2021
Illegal management and trade of waste causes significant damage to the environment, undermines the health of millions of people, and distorts fair competition. It can result in loss of income to authorities, while providing significant financial gain for those illicitly involved. Despite strong efforts to better detect and investigate waste crimes, it remains quite challenging to carry out proper investigations and prosecutions. There is a need for more harmonised prosecutions strategies, increased national capacities, and enhanced international operational collaboration.
As part of the WasteForce project, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), in partnership with the United Nations University (UNU) and with support from WasteForce consortium partners, and other partners including INTERPOL, will hold a 3 day on-line training workshop on 24-26 February 2021, preceded by a 1-hour introductory session on 17 February.
More information: WasteForce training event