On 12th October representatives from the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Hague, conducted a visit to the Central Training Centre (CTC) for Border Management located at the Rayak Military Air Base. Accompanied by representatives of the Netherlands embassy in Beirut the group toured the CTC facilities, observed live tactical training exercises run by the British Army assistance programme and received a presentation by ICMPD staff on the current and planned work of the Netherlands-funded Netherlands Assistance to Lebanese Border Agencies component of the Enhanced Capability for Integrated Border Management in Lebanon (IBM Lebanon) project.

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) organized a Border Investigations course (from 8 to 11 October 2018) for 16 participants (12 from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and 4 from the Directorate General of General Security (GS)), delivered by the Netherlands-funded component of the Enhanced Capability for Integrated Border Management in Lebanon (IBM Lebanon) project, funded by the European Union (EU).

On 27th September 26 officers and non-commissioned officers (NCOs) from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Military Police (MP) received certificates of completion for their successful graduation from three Master's (level 7) degree modules: Introduction to Forensics, Crime Scene Management and Handwriting Analysis. The courses, delivered by the Lebanese University (UL), were funded by the Netherlands government through its Netherlands Assistance to Lebanese Border Agencies (IBM) project as implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).

A total of 12 participants (8 from the Lebanese Armed Forces – LAF; and 4 from the Directorate General of General Security - GS) attended a workshop on Trafficking in Human Beings (THB) Investigations organized by the Netherlands-funded component of the Enhanced Capability for Integrated Border Management in Lebanon (IBM Lebanon), funded by the European Union.

The Directorate General of General Security (GS) launched its National Training Centre on August 17, 2018, in the presence of representatives of the European Union Delegation (EUD) to Lebanon, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), the Security Sector Reform (SSR) project, the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Internal Security Forces (ISF).