Regional Programme for Southeast Asia 2014-2017

The Regional Programme (RP) outlines the proposed scope and focus of UNODC's work in Southeast Asia from 2014 to 2017. It provides a framework for delivering a coherent programme of work to:

(i) give clear focus to supporting Member States and regional partners in achieving priority crime and drug outcomes in the region; and

(ii) increase the responsiveness, efficiency and effectiveness of UNODC's support to the region.

The RP focuses primarily on regional crime and drug challenges that are best addressed through coordinated cross-border and intra-regional cooperation.  UNODC Country Programs (where they exist) are linked to the Regional Programme and focus on specific national level needs and support requirements.  The RP is supported by an expert team that ensures consistency of approach and the sharing of expertise between jurisdictions.

Governance and Implementation

Strategic oversight and direction for the RP is provided by a Programme Governance Committee (PGC), including Member State representatives with secretarial and technical support from the Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific (ROSEAP). The PGC meets annually to review RP progress and provide policy guidance and strategic advice.

Oversight and coordination of the RP is the responsibility of the Regional Representative based in Bangkok, with support from the ROSEAP management and expert team.  

The focus on planning, monitoring and evaluation ensures that the overall programme of work makes substantive contributions to the achievement of mutually agreed outcomes. This will also ensure regular reporting of achievements at the level of outcomes and outputs.