eNews@East Asia and the Pacific

Issue 1 | October 4 2010
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Lao People's Democratic Republic


Viet Nam


Asia's drug user community gets heightened visibility in the region

Bangkok (Thailand), 6 September 2010 - Despite the often-repeated epithet "Nothing for us without us", people who use drugs rarely have the opportunity to participate fully in developing policies or making decisions about issues that affect them. Lacking an effective voice, their concerns either tend to be ignored or other groups (such as health professionals and development organizations) advocate on their behalf.

However, recently, the region witnessed one important development which will overcome this problem. This occurred with the formal registration of the NGO called ANPUD - the Asian Network of People who Use Drugs, and the formation of its first-ever...
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Upcoming Events

  • Yangon, Myanmar - 4-5 October: Review workshop with community based Organizations: Review quarterly achievements and draw next action plan for each CBO
  • Seoul, Republic of Korea - 4-6 October: Anti-Drug Liaison Officials' Meeting for International Cooperation (ADLOMICO)
  • Hai Phong, Viet Nam - 11 October: Consultative workshop with national counterparts to present and discuss the research report on the quality of criminal justice services available to victims of domestic violence in Viet Nam
  • Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam - 11-15 October: CBT AML Training for Vietnamese Law Enforcement Officers
  • Vienna, Austria - 14-15 October: Technical consultations on the Myanmar Opium Poppy Survey 2010 (Tripartite review meeting between representatives from UNODC, Chinese Government and Myanmar Government)
  • Melbourne, Australia - 18-19 October: International Serious and Organised Crime Conference 2010
  • Shanghai, China - 18-20 October: Practical Responses and Approaches to Drug Addiction
  • Hanoi, Viet Nam - 18-22 October: Myanmar representatives visit to Methadoe Maintenance Theraphy progarmme and HAARP harm reduction services in Vietnam, Organized by HAARP-Country Flexible Programme Myanmar
  • Bangkok, Thailand - 21 October: Myanmar Situation Assessment on Amphetamine-Type Stimulants: Global SMART Programme
  • Myanmar - 25-29 October: PATROL Training Needs Assessment in Myanmar
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia - 27-28 October: Cambodia PATROL National Workshop


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