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UNODC thanks longtime Thai partner



Bangkok (Thailand), 1 October 2012
- Mr. Pithaya Jinawat, Director-General, Department of Rights and Liberties Protection, at Thailand's Ministry of Justice, retires shortly. Prior to his post at the Ministry of Justice, Mr. Jinawat worked at Thailand's Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB), where he was a longtime partner and friend to UNODC.

Mr. Gary Lewis, Regional Representative, UNODC East Asia and the Pacific, visited Mr. Jinawat at his offices in the Thai Ministry of Justice to wish him well on his retirement and to express UNODC's appreciation of his work on drug control and justice.

During the meeting, Mr. Lewis presented Mr. Jinawat with a commemorative plaque that states, "Presented to Mr. Pithaya Jinawat for partnering with UN Office on Drugs and Crime to promote drug control and justice in South East Asia".