Paris Pact helps to strengthen analytical capacity of the Uzbek drug control authority

Source: Paris Pact

Geographical area: Global

Date: 2 May 2023


With the technical expertise of the Paris Pact Initiative, UNODC continues to strengthen the analytical capacity of Uzbek law enforcement agencies to better respond to threats posed by the cross-border organized crime, including illicit drug trafficking, and to ensure effective border control. In this effort, intelligence processing and analysis form a key component for effective and efficient law enforcement activities.

In April 2023, a training course on ArcGIS software and UNODC Annual Report Questionnaire (ARQ) was conducted for the analysts from the National Information and Analytical Center on Drug Control of Uzbekistan. The training was developed and delivered by the Paris Pact Liaison Officer based in Uzbekistan.

The training aimed at enhancing analytical capacity in data processing and mapping using the ArcGIS tools as well as at improving the consistency, validity and comparability of data provided by Uzbekistan under the UNODC ARQ. 

The Paris Pact Initiative global programme also contributes to capacity building activities falling under the UNODC Programme for Central Asia for 2022-2025. In 2022, the Paris Pact Liaison Officer delivered a training course for 19 law enforcement officers and analysts from the regional departments of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Uzbekistan, jointly with CARICC and UNODC Programme for Central Asia, and supported UNODC in organizing the regional briefing for countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus on UNODC’s drugs data collections.

This activity is in line with priority recommendations adopted by Paris Pact partners under its thematic Pillar I on Cross-border Cooperation.