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Organized crime and the Legal Economy: Lessons Learned and Suggested Practices to Disrupt the Impact of Organized Crime on the Legal Economy

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

In recent decades, following transformative developments ushered in by increased globalization, organized crime has expanded its interests and areas of operation. In parallel, organized criminal activity has had an influence on economic and political systems, often with a negative impact on global markets and economies. The reinvestment of the proceeds of crime in key sectors of the legal economy poses a threat to economic development, governance, and supply chain integrity that is difficult to detect. In order to improve collective knowledge of the threat and thus reduce its economic impact, the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) has conducted a study on the modus operandi used by organized crime to participate in the legal economy. UNICRI, the United States Department of State, and the Municipality of Naples, are pleased to invite you to attend a workshop focusing on the main findings of the study. The workshop will provide an opportunity to share and discuss the main lessons learned and suggested practices to prevent and mitigate the impact of organized crime on the legal economy, focusing on Italy and other European countries as case studies. Experts representing governments, international organizations, and civil society will present their experiences with the shared aim of countering the ability of organized crime to profit from illicit activity and adversely impact the legal economy.

The workshop will take place on April 27, 2016, in Naples, in the Compagna Room at Castel dell'Ovo, Via Eldorado 3. The programme of the conference is available at the following link.

For more information and to confirm your attendance, please contact Ms. Elena D'Angelo at or +39 011 6537168 preferably by April 21, 2016.












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