Issue 2 | November 2 2010
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon promotes drug dependence treatment over incarceration in Cambodia
Phnom Penh (Cambodia), 1 November 2010 - From 26 to 28 October, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Cambodia upon the invitation of Prime Minister Hun Sen.
During his visit, Mr. Ban held official talks with Prime Minister Hun Sen and His Excellency King Norodom Sihamoni. He also visited Cambodia's first methadone maintenance clinic, at the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh.
The clinic is part of a joint initiative between the Ministry of Health of Cambodia, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization (WHO) and civil society. The initiative is supported by the HIV/AIDS Asia Regional Programme which is funded by the Australian Government and the Global Fund for Fighting AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
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- Hong Kong, Hong Kong - 2-8 November: Myanmar representatives visit methadone maintenance therapy programme in Hong Kong - Organized by HAARP-Country Flexible Programme Myanmar
- Bangkok, Thailand - 9-11 November: Regional Seminar on Cooperation against West African Syndicate Operations
- Bangkok, Thailand - 10-13 November: UNODC participates in the 14th International Anti-Corruption Conference hosted and organized by the Royal Thai Government, the National Anti-Corruption Commission, the Ministry of Justice Transparency International and Transparency Thailand
- Yangon, Myanmar - 22-26 November: Regional Seminar on Financial Investigative Technique Training Workshop
- Muse and Tachileik Province, Myanmar - 22 and 26 November: PATROL Initial Survey in Myanmar
- Bangkok, Thailand - 25 November: Release of the 2010 report on 'Patterns and Trends of Amphetamine-Type Stimulants and Other Drugs in East and Southeast Asia', organized at the FCCT
- Bangkok, Thailand - 29 November-3 December: Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies (HONLEA) Meeting