CCSI’s mission is rooted in the belief of its founders that enhancing compliance with international frameworks, such as UN sanctions, by building implementing capacity, laws, regulations, industry standards, and corporate compliance efforts will advance and secure international peace, security and human welfare.

Training – In collaboration with CRDF Global, and with the support of the UK, Canada and the US, CCSI is organizing multi-language nonproliferation and other sanctions implementation training workshops in Africa, South-East Asia, Central-Asia, Eastern Europe.

Innovation – CCSI is assisting the governments of Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden in the development of two Best Practices Guides for key sanctions actors.

Research – Sanctions violations almost always include a range of additional violations of national and international laws and regulations. Understanding these broader illicit activities helps governments to identify behavior that can lead to sanctions violations.

This explainer video was produced by CCSI as a public service and to provide a brief introduction to the history of 50+ years of UN sanctions.


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