Deputy Executive Director Aldo Lale inaugurates COPAK's new Working Premise in Pakistan

Islamabad, 23 February 2017 - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Country Office Pakistan held an inaugural ceremony for its newly developed building. Mr. Aldo Lale-Demoz, the Deputy Executive Director, UNODC, snipped a blue ribbon to inaugurate the building that houses 26 COPAK Staff Members. A commemorative wall plaque was also attached to the building's entrance to mark this event.

The two-story new building has floor space of 3100 square ft, 11 rooms and a seating capacity of 26 Staff Members. The building is equipped with fire and smoke alarm systems, and secure access control system for authorized entry. This facility is built in accordance with the international standards on health and safety at the workplace.

In the opening speech, Mr. César Guedes, UNODC Representative spoke about his high hopes towards COPAK achievements and the new Country Programme II. He also expressed his wishes to expand the service portfolio of UNODC COPAK.

Mr. Lale-Demoz stated that UNODC is committed to promoting and encouraging initiatives in view of continuously improving working environment for its Staff. After the ceremony, Mr. Lale-Demoz and staff toured inside the new building followed by a town hall meeting where staff had the opportunity to interact with UNODC's Deputy Executive Director. The inauguration was followed by a Town Hall meeting with the staff of UNODC.