The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) is organizing two new courses on emerging threats towards states and citizens with the aim of promoting an in-depth knowledge of specific issues such as cyber crimes and crimes against the environment. The courses are tailored to journalists and chief information officers, as well as those who want to specialize in this area, offering a unique opportunity to network with renowned international experts.

In particular the specialized courses offered by UNICRI at the United Nations Campus in Turin will focus on:

Investigating Crimes against the Environment: 30, 31 March 2015 (course information )

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Key topics include:

  • Environmental   governance   and   international   environmental   law
  • Involvement of transnational organized crime in crimes against the environment 
  •  Illicit trafficking of waste and hazardous material
  • Environmental protection and sustainable development
  • Corruption and crimes against the environment
  • Climate justice
  • Reporting on crimes against the environment
  • Promoting environmental protection awareness

Cyber Threats Masterclass: 9, 10, 11 April 2015 (course information )


Key topics include:

  • Cyber warfare, terrorism and terrorist use of the Internet
  • Hackers profiling
  • Cyber stalking and hate speech
  • Investigating and reporting on cyber crime
  • Understanding and communicating cyber-threats and facts
  • Verifying reliability of sources
  • Analyzing civil liberties versus national security interest to counter cyber threats
  • Securing journalists, protecting sources and media infrastructures

The lecturers are experienced international journalists, experts from national and international academic and research institutions, as well as practitioners from international organizations dealing with cyber crimes, environmental issues, internet and green governance. 

Upon completion of the course UNICRI grants a Certificate of Participation. 

Deadline for applications: 31 January  2015 (23:00 CET)

For detailed information:

E-mail:   Tel.: (+39) 011 6537144