TWELFTH MEETING OF HONLEA, EUROPE

27 - 30 June 2017, Vienna, Austria

   

The 12 th meeting of the Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies (HONLEA), Europe was held in Vienna, from 27-230 June 2017.

More than 90 participants from 33 countries discussed the current situation with respect to regional and subregional cooperation in the area of drugs. The meeting enjoyed the participation of the Executive Director of UNODC, Mr. Yury Fedotov, the Chair of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, H.E. Bente Angell-Hansen, and the CND post UNGASS facilitator H.E. Pedro Moitinho de Almeida.

The meeting covered a wide range of issues, and included four working groups on:

(a) Use of the Internet for drug-related activities;
(b) Alternatives to imprisonment for certain offences as demand reduction strategies that promote public health and public safety;
(c) Money-laundering, illicit financial flows and effective countermeasures
(d) Mainstreaming gender perspectives in drug-related policies and programme

Participants held substantive discussions on major regional trafficking trends and effective countermeasures, international cooperation and technical assistance as well as practical measures taken in the implementation of recommendations that were adopted by the Eleventh HONLEA Europe meeting in 2015.

Delegations also discussed how they could contribute to the follow up to the 2016 Special Session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem and to the implementation of the Political Declaration and Plan of Action of 2009.

The meeting further had the opportunity to visit the UNODC drug testing laboratories and discuss the challenges of New Psychoactive Substances.

A side event was organized by the Permanent Mission of Austria presenting the Austrian drug checking services.

 

List of Documents:

Document Symbol

Title

UNODC/HONEUR/12/1

Provisional agenda, annotations and proposed organization of work

UNODC/HONEUR/12/2

Report of the Secretariat on Statistics on drug trafficking trends in Europe and worldwide

UNODC/HONEUR/12/3

 

Report of the Secretariat on current situation with respect to regional and subregional cooperation

UNODC/HONEUR/12/4

Note by the Secretariat on the review of implementation of the recommendations adopted at the Eleventh Meeting of Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies, Europe, by States of the region

UNODC/HONEUR/12/5

Note by the Secretariat on the organization of the Thirteenth meeting of HONLEA, Europe

UNODC/HONEUR/12/6

Report on the Twelfth Meeting of Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies, Europe

 

Agenda Item

Presentations

Item 3: Current situation with respect to regional and sub-regional cooperation

Drug trafficking trends in Europe and Worldwilde

Work in South Eastern Europe

Item 5: Follow-up to the Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem, and to the special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem held in 2016

UNGASS 2016 - 100 Recommendations

Item 6: Consideration of Topics by Working Groups  
WG 1: Use of the internet for drug-related activities Cybercrime, drugs and the darknet

WG 2: Alternatives to imprisonment for certain offences and demand reduction strategies that promote health and public safety

Alternatives to imprisonment for drug-related offences

Alternatives to imprisonment for certain offences as Demand Reduction strategies that promote Public Health and Public Safety

WG 3: Money-laundering, illicit financial flows and effective countermeasures

Global Programme against Money Laundering, Proceeds of Crime and the Financing of Terrorism (GPML)

FIUs working with law enforcement/prosecutors

WG 4: Mainstreaming gender perspectives in drug-related policies and programmes

A Gender-responsive approach to addressing the world drug problem

Item 9: Other Business Scientific and Forensic Services

 

Working Groups

Background Information

A

Use of the Internet for drug-related activities;

B

Alternatives to imprisonment for certain offences as demand reduction strategies that promote public health and public safety

  • International Standards For The Treatment Of Drug Use Disorders English

  • TREATNET Quality Standards For Drug Dependence Treatment And Care Services English

  • From Coercion To Cohesion: Treating Drug Dependence Through Health Care, Not Punishment English, Spanish, Russian, French

  • UNODC-WHO Joint Programme On Drug Dependence Treatment And Care - Brochure English, French, Russian, Spanish

  • Principles Of Drug Dependence Treatment - UNODC/WHO Discussion Paper English

C

Money-laundering, illicit financial flows and effective countermeasures

D

Mainstreaming gender perspectives in drug-related policies and programme