Technical Workshop on Environmental Crime: A New Priority Area of ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crime (SOMTC)

Environmental issues have been given increasing importance by governments worldwide, due to their wide-ranging impact on human security and sustainable long-term economic development. These issues are non-traditional security threats and are becoming more transnational in nature. With its rich natural resources, the ASEAN region is at risk of being a center for transnational crime.