Maldives: Inauguration of the UNODC developed Computer Based Training (CBT)

January 26, 2011 - January 27, 2011

On the occasion of the International Customs Day on 26 January, the UNODC developed Computer Based Training (CBT) will be formally launched in the country at the office of the Maldives Customs Service. Mr Mohamed Aswan, the Minister of State for Home Affairs and head of the Maldives Customs Service will deliver the opening remarks and also launch the '1416 Public Awareness Program', 1416 being the customs toll free number to report suspected cases of drug smuggling. Ms Cristina Albertin, UNODC Representative for South Asia, will inaugurate the CBT and also present the World Customs Organization (WCO) Certificates of Merit 2010 to the award winning officers in the Maldives. The inaugural ceremony will be followed by a two-day long training on the CBT for law enforcement officials from the Maldives.

This initiative is a part of the UNODC project titled 'Strengthening drug law enforcement capacities in South Asia'