The project on the creation of the Regional Hub on Global Threats was launched in September 2016, which is positioned as an international research and training centre on counteraction:
1) extremism and terrorism;
2) illegal drug and weapon trafficking;
3) human trafficking and illegal migration;
5) financial crime and corruption.
The Hub is supported by leading foreign countries and organizations (UN, OSCE, EU).
The project received high approval from the United Nations within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation between the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan and UNODC in April 11 in Vienna.
The activities of the Hub include two areas: science and education, which are matched with the tasks of the Academy from which the Hub draws its human and material resources.
Along with Kazakhstanis, the Hub conducts training for employees of the security agencies of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, as well as Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Academy is planning further geographical expansion of the participants in case of interest of other states, in particular the CIS.
Training staff of the Hub includes national and foreign representatives.
The first 10 national trainers of financial investigations were prepared.
The 19th meeting of the Coordinating Council of the Heads of Tax and Financial Investigations of the CIS Member States was held on September 22, 2017 in Kazan, which supported the idea of awarding the Academy the status of the basic organization of education for the training and retraining of personnel of the financial investigation authorities of the CIS member states. This will undoubtedly contribute to the expansion of the range of the Hub’s activities.
The Hub will become a single complex of 5 specialized educational buildings in the future. The implementation of the planned plans will strengthen the interaction of regional and international partners in the fight against global threats.