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Lao PDR: UNODC Deputy Executive Director in the Lao PDR


Vientiane, May 23 2010 - Mr. Francis Maertens, UNODC Deputy Executive Director and Director of Operations together with Mr. Gary Lewis, UNODC Regional Representative for East Asia and the Pacific visited the UNODC Country Office in Vientiane on the 23 of June and met with some of the 36 staff working for UNODC in the Lao PDR. UNODC is implementing projects in the Lao PDR that address food security and alternative development for former opium producing communities, expanding vocational training and occupational therapy opportunities for drug users, reducing the spread of HIV harm associated with injecting drug use, supporting the implementation of the National Drug Control Master Plan, supporting the development of the National Drug Law Enforcement Strategy,  strengthening criminal responses to human trafficking as well as providing support to civic awareness on drug prevention.