The CARICC National Coordination Council reviewed the Annual Progress Report

On 31 March 2017, the meeting of the National Coordination Council (CARICC Council) of the Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Center for Combatting Illicit Trafficking of Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and their precursors (CARICC) was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan. CARICC Council reviewed the CARICC Annual Progress Report for 2016 and the revision of the Centre's regulatory framework. 

The Council assessed results of CARICC activities in 2016 as satisfactory. Members of the Council congratulated the Director for the Centre's results, including the implementation of the Directorship rotation process. The next Director of the Centre will be from the Russian Federation. Council instructed the Director to continue efforts in revising existing and adopting new regulatory documents. 

Ms. Ashita Mittal, Representative of the Regional Office for Central Asia assured the Council of UNODC's commitment to future assistance and continued cooperation, to the Centre.

Members of Council thanked UNODC for supporting CARICC in implementing its mandate and assisting the member States in combatting transnational organized crime. The Council will convene again in June 2017.