Global Synthetics Monitoring: Analyses, Reporting and Trends Programme - (Global SMART Programme)
The ATS problem has become grave in the recent years and has evolved into a significant human security threat in East Asia. The successful reduction in opium cultivation and production over the past decade and a half in this region, has been mirrored by an increase in the use and trafficking of these synthetically produced drugs. According to the
2009 UNODC World Drug Report, 23% of global ATS seizures and 56% of global methamphetamine seizures occur in East and South-East Asia. It is also estimated that at least half of the global ATS users live in Asia and most of these are methamphetamine users in East and South-East Asia.
The response to the ATS problem so far in the region has been constrained due to the disparate levels of capacities and the limited data and information availability. The Global SMART Programme, aims to address these very needs through enhancing the capacity of Member States and authorities in priority regions.
The programme is being implemented in a gradual phased manner. East Asia is the first priority region to implement the programme.
SMART priority regions:
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The East Asia team can be contacted at:
Tun Nay Soe, Information and Database Systems Specialist (email@example.com)