TENTH MEETING OF HONLEA, EUROPE

 2-5 July 2013, Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria

 

HONEURO-10 podiumThe 10th meeting of Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies, Europe (HONLEA Europe) was held in Vienna, from 2 to 5 July 2013. Representatives of 26 States members attended the meeting - Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America. 

Observers included the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), the European Union, the International Narcotics Control Board and the World Customs Organization. Mr. Sandeep Chawla, Deputy Executive Director of UNODC, delivered opening remarks on behalf the Executive Director. The meeting was chaired by Ms. Simona Marin of Romania.

Participants at the HONLEA Europe 2013 meeting focused their working group discussions on demand reduction and related measures; on changing trends in drug use, including new psychoactive substances; as well as on effective responses to illicit drug trafficking using sea containers. On the basis of these deliberations, the meeting agreed on a number of recommendations aimed at moving forward the implementation of the 2009 Political Declaration and Plan of Action, which will be submitted to the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. At its  57th session in 2014, the Commission will carry out a high-level review of the implementation by Member States of the Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem

Experts from UNODC headquarters and field offices briefed the meeting on the progress of the UNODC/World Customs Organization Container Control Programme. Presentations were also made by container control officers from beneficiary countries, through which participants had the opportunity to make direct enquiries on the operational aspects of the programme and express their interest in strengthening regional cooperation.

  • Information for Participants ( E - F- S )
  • Questionnaire on the implementation of recommendations adopted at the Ninth meeting of HONLEA, Europe ( E- F- R- S)
  • Background information for the consideration of topics by working groups (agenda item 6):

             (a) Demand reduction and related measures;
             (b) Responding to changing trends in drug use, including new psychoactive substances;
             (c) Developing an effective response to illicit drug trafficking using sea containers.

List of Documents: 

Document Symbol

Title

UNODC/HONEURO/10/1

Provisional agenda, annotations and proposed organization of work

UNODC/HONEURO/10/2

Statistics on drug trafficking trends in Europe and worldwide

UNODC/HONEURO/10/3

 

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

UNODC/HONEURO/10/4

Note by the Secretariat on the organization of the Eleventh Meeting of HONLEA, Europe

UNODC/HONEURO/10/CRP.1

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

UNODC/HONEURO/10/5

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