The National Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Team of Iraq, led by the National Focal Point, Dr Riad Al Tamimi, organized a workshop to assess the national needs in the CBRN field with remote assistance from the CBRN Centres of Excellence (CBRN CoE) Team, composed of the European Commission, the External Action Service, UNICRI – the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, and the On-Site Assistance Expert of the EU CBRN CoE for the Middle East region.
The meeting was held at the Al-Nahrein Centre in Baghdad, Iraq on 16th and 18th March 2021. This event was welcomed by the Iraqi authorities and will be followed by further events to deliver an extensive analysis on the current state of play with regard to the country’s CBRN capacity-building effort. UNICRI congratulates the Iraqi colleagues for their commitment, especially considering the difficulties and restrictions their country is experiencing. Thanks also to the partners from the European Union who are funding and co-implementing the CBRN CoE Initiative with UNICRI.