The Ministry of Counter Narcotics is pleased to announce the publication of the Afghanistan Drug Report (ADR) 2015. The report outlines substantial reductions in opium cultivation and production alongside incremental increases in total seizures as detailing drug use rates and treatment capacity in Afghanistan. It also maps alternative livelihood/development interventions and explores alternative development models in other countries. The report was completed with technical support from UNODC.[Read More]
Her Excellency, Minister Salamat Azimi led an Afghanistan Delegation to the 2nd International Conference on Alternative Development (ICAD-2) in Bangkok, Thailand, in preparation for the UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem in 2016 (UNGASS 2016).
On 4 November 2015, the second inter-agency Joint Port Control Unit (JPCU) of the UNODC-WCO Container Control Programme (CCP) in Afghanistan was opened inside the premises of the Nangarhar Customs House. The inauguration also included the hand-over of a HazMatID 360 which enables the rapid identification of over 32,000 solid and liquid chemicals.[Read More]