ELEVENTH MEETING OF HONLEA, EUROPE

 22 to 25 June 2015, Brussels, Belgium

              

The meeting of the  Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies (HONLEA), Europe was hosted by the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium, from 22-25 June 2015.

The inaugural ceremony was held on 22 June 2015 and addressed by H.E. Koen Geens, Minister of Justice. Other high level representatives also addressed the meeting during the week, including H.E. Johan Van Overtveldt, Minister of Finance, and Ms. Catherine De Bolle, General Commissioner of the Belgian Federal Police. 

Participants held substantive discussions on the current situation with respect to regional and subregional cooperation, trends in drug trafficking as well as practical measures taken in the implementation of recommendations that were adopted by the Tenth HONLEA Europe meeting in 2013.

In addition, the meeting held four working groups of an operational nature on pertinent issues to the region, including on Airport Communication Project, the Container Control Programme, NPS and money-laundering, and agreed on a series of recommendations with a view to enhance cooperation in these areas. 

During the field visit to the port of Antwerp, participants discussed major operational challenges and shared their experiences on countering drug trafficking using sea containers. Practical methods used for detecting drugs and forfeit goods were demonstrated on-site by national customs and federal police officers and representatives of the private sector.  

Recommendations adopted by the 11th HONLEA, Europe meeting will be brought to the attention of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs at its 59th session in March 2016. 

                

  • Questionnaire on the implementation of recommendations adopted at the Tenth meeting of HONLEA, Europe ( E- F- R- S)

            

List of Documents: 

Document Symbol

Title

UNODC/HONEUR/11/1

Provisional agenda, annotations and proposed organization of work

UNODC/HONEUR/11/2

Report of the Secretariat on Statistics on drug trafficking trends in Europe and worldwide 

UNODC/HONEUR/11/3

 

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

UNODC/HONEUR/11/4

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

UNODC/HONEUR/11/5

Note by the Secretariat on the organization of the Twelfth meeting of HONLEA, Europe 

UNODC/HONEUR/11/6

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