eNews@East Asia and the Pacific

Issue 14 | November 18 2011
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UNODC extends fight against illegal logging and corruption to Kalimantan

Palangkaraya (Indonesia), 1 November 2011 - A UNODC assessment team visited Indonesia's Central Kalimantan province as a preliminary step to preventing illegal logging and corruption in the country's third-largest province. Indonesia loses 1.6-2.8 million hectares annually (4-7 football pitches a minute) to illegal logging and land conversion due to a lack of effective management and law enforcement, estimates the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry. This is a major contribution to greenhouse gas emissions affecting global climate change. [Read More]

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  • The Philippines - 16-18 November: 3 day National Workshop on Enhancing the Management of Evidence by the Law Enforcement and Security Sectors in Joint Committee of Prosecutors, Law Enforcement and Security Sectors
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia - 21 November: Handover Ceremony of vehicle and equipment for PATROL Project Advisory Committee and two newly established Border Liaison Offices (BLOs)
  • Semarang, Indonesia - 21-25 November: UNODC JCLEC District Commanders' Crime and Command Program 6
  • Kampong Cham, Cambodia - 22-23 November: Second meeting of the PATROL Project Advisory Committee
  • Pattaya, Thailand - 24-25 November: Workshop for Senior Management on Operational and Strategic Analysis on Migrant Smuggling
  • Semarang, Indonesia - 28 November - 9 December: UNODC JCLEC Trainer Development - Australia Study Tour


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