Chemical terrorism: developing a global security network


International experts working to counter the threat of chemical and explosive terrorism are gathering to develop a comprehensive network to improve global chemical safety and security.

With increasingly sophisticated methods and technologies used to carry out devastating atrocities, this first Global Congress on Chemical Security and Emerging Threats convenes a new community working to counter chemical and explosive terrorism by non-state actors and their access to chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial chemicals, explosive precursors and other emerging chemical materials.

The three-day (29 – 31 October) conference is hosted at INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters and will explore specialized case studies highlighting emerging trends, identify lessons learned and best practices relating to chemical incident attribution and response, and evolving technologies and tactics. It is organized by INTERPOL, the US Department of Homeland Security and the FBI, in coordination with the G7 Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction.

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Source: INTERPOL