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Illicit pesticides, organized crime and supply chain integrity

Illicit pesticides represent a lucrative activity for organized crime and a concrete threat to security, development, health and the environment, and consequently require urgent response from the national and regional authorities, as well as the international community and the United Nations.

A project to assess the phenomenon and design new strategies

While the demand for electronic equipment increases, so does the illegal trade and disposal of electronic waste, known as e-waste or WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment). Due to the hazardous substances contained in it, WEEE has the potential to become a huge threat to human health and environment. Additionally, it contains some metals of interest to black market actors and organized criminal groups.

International Conference on Environmental Crime: Current and Emerging Threats

UNICRI and UNEP, in partnership with the Italian Ministry for the Environment and the Italian Ministry of Justice, organized an International Conference on Environmental Crime. The Conference took place at the F.A.O. Headquarters in Rome on 29-30 October 2012 with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo.

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