Co-operating Across Borders: Tackling Illicit Flows


Launched at the occasion of the transnational security issues roundtable in June, this report provides some examples of transnational illicit flows that endanger global security by funding conflicts and perpetuating instability. It focuses on four key areas of illicit flows: people, goods, money and data. The report sounds the alarm about the main threats posed by illicit flows and identifies possible co-operative approaches to address the issue, building on the ongoing efforts of multilateral and national bodies. The SWAC Secretariat’s “Cities and borders in West Africa” collection is presented in the “Food for Thought” section. The SWAC Secretariat also contributed to the report by creating a map on transnational violence in Africa.

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