Date: 01/30/2013 Description: Logo for Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the Department of State - State Dept Image

December 2013 Issue

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INL’s Police Partner Connects with Bangladeshi Youth

Date: 12/30/2013 Description: The Portland Police Bureau is teaching community policing to Bangladesh police officers.  - State Dept Image

Portland, Oregon police officers not only trained Bangladeshi police officers during a recent exchange in Dhaka. While doing so these American law enforcement professionals also conducted some good old-fashioned diplomacy. Learn More»

Strengthening Costa Rica’s Borders

Date: 12/30/2013 Description: Costa Rican trainees use a fiber optic cable to check the gas tank for hidden compartments. - State Dept ImageCosta Rican border police apply U.S.-provided training to detect trafficking networks. Learn More»

INL Kabul Celebrates First Anniversary of Gibson Training Center (GTC)

Date: 12/30/2013 Description: GDPDC prison commanders at the National Prison Commanders Conference.  - State Dept Image

In 2013, the Gibson Center hosted 71 trainings, graduation ceremonies, and workshops for more than 1500 Afghan professionals in support of INL’s counternarcotics, corrections, and justice programs. Learn More»

Joint Training for Pakistani Women Prosecutors and Investigators

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Date: 12/30/2013 Description: A trainee pauses to view a photo of her newly networked colleagues. - State Dept ImageIn collaboration with American and Pakistani experts, INL conducted the first ever joint training for female prosecutors and police investigators in Pakistan, which focused on crime scene analysis, forensics, interview techniques, and trial preparation. Learn More»

In the News: Anticorruption Day

Date: 12/30/2013 Description: Protestors denouncing bribery in a demonstration parade. - State Dept Image

“The United States joins the international community today in saluting individuals, governments, businesses, civil society organizations, and international organizations dedicated to preventing and combating the scourge of corruption.” – Statement by Secretary of State John Kerry for International Anticorruption Day (December 9).

The United States devotes approximately $1 billion annually to support anticorruption and good governance reforms around the globe. INL is one of the leaders on this critical foreign policy and national security issue. This year, over 80 U.S. Embassies from across the globe joined us in raising awareness on International Anticorruption Day.

Check out our blog about the Conference of States Parties held near the 10th anniversary meeting of the United Nation Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). Write to for more information.