The 11th programme governance committee reviewed and enhanced UNODC 2022 work plan

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Jakarta (Indonesia), 11 August 2022 - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Programme Office in Indonesia, BAPPENAS and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs convened the 11th biannual Programme Governance Committee (PGC) to review and strengthen cooperation between UNODC and the Government of Indonesia. The event convened over one hundred and twenty representatives from various government agencies and included a review of the programme implementation in the first half of 2022 and plans to be implemented for the remainder of the year.

The 2022 programme workplan was endorsed during the 10th PGC held in February 2022 and provides a coherent framework which is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) and the National Mid-Term and Long-Term Development Plans (RPJMN and RPJPN). The programme was developed within the framework of UNODC’s new Regional Programme for Southeast Asia and the Pacific (2022-2026).

The PGC followed consultations with various government ministries/agencies at the technical level through Technical Working Groups (TWGs). The TWGs provided an opportunity to engage with partners at the technical level, ensuring that proposed programmes continue to meet the needs of the Government of Indonesia and are aligned with the government’s priorities. Challenges and opportunities were also discussed to ensure effective implementation of the programmes.

During the opening remarks, Commissary General (Ret.) Drs. Heru Winarko, S.H., Advisor to the Minister of National Development Planning/Head of BAPPENAS on Corruption and Drugs, expressed appreciation for the partnership with UNODC to address the various forms of crime, including new and emerging threats using technology. “The PGC is an important mechanism to strengthen coordination between UNODC and the Government of Indonesia. We should use this opportunity to review implemented programmes in the first half of 2022 and discuss plans for the second half of the year”, stated Com. Gen (Ret.) Winarko.

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“The 2022 workplan was endorsed during the 10th PGC held in February 2022 and presents a cooperation framework between UNODC and the Government of Indonesia. The programmes encompassed under the workplan must be aligned with national priorities as reflected in the RPJMN, RPJPN and SDGs”, stated Mr. Achsanul Habib, Acting Director of International Security and Disarmament at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Habib thanked all relevant ministries/agencies for their active contribution in the programme implementation and further encouraged all ministries/agencies to continue providing input to ensure its effectiveness and coherence with national priorities.

Mr. Collie Brown, UNODC Indonesia Country Manager and Liaison to ASEAN, expressed appreciation for the longstanding cooperation with various ministries and agencies. “We have accomplished many achievements together with our collaboration. Moving forward, UNODC and the Government of Indonesia need to be responsive to the crime challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, so we can recover together and recover stronger”, stated Mr. Brown in his opening remarks.

During the meeting, updated workplans from the various Outcomes of the Regional Programme were presented and reflected the broad scope of UNODC’s cooperation with Indonesia. The PGC also solicited input from participants to enhance the workplan for upcoming programme activities.

The PGC and TWG mechanisms are conducted as part of the cooperation between UNODC and Government of Indonesia. BAPPENAS, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNODC jointly chaired the PGC meeting.  The 12th Meeting of the PGC will be held in January 2023.