THIRTY-NINTH MEETING OF HEADS OF NATIONAL DRUG LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, ASIA AND THE PACIFIC (HONLAP)

19 -  22 October 2015, Bangkok, Thailand

 

The Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies (HONLEA), Asia and the Pacific, convened for their 39th meeting in Bangkok from 19 to 22 October 2015 at the seat of the United Nations Regional Commission for Asia and the Pacific.

Over 130 participants from the law enforcement, foreign affairs and health sectors discussed the status of drug control and treatment in the region and adopted a number of expert recommendations, which will be submitted to the fifty-ninth session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in 2016 for its consideration.

The three working groups, held during the Meeting, focused on current trends in the manufacture, trafficking and consumption of amphetamine-type stimulants and new psychoactive substances; successful solutions and practices in the area of forensics; and the harmonization of legislation and practices at the international level.

The 39th Meeting of HONLEA, Asia and the Pacific, took note with appreciation of the Joint Ministerial Statement of the 2014 high-level review by CND of the implementation by Member States of the Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem. The Meeting also resolved to continue to support the preparatory process for the UN General Assembly special session on the world drug problem to be held in April 2016, in view of the request made by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, in its resolution 56/10, to the meetings of the subsidiary bodies of the Commission to contribute to the monitoring of the implementation by Member States of the Political Declaration and Plan of Action at the regional level by discussing regional views on progress made in that regard.

 

Information for participants

List of documents

Document Symbol (English only)

Title

E Questionnaire
E Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an integrated and balanced strategy to counter the world drug problem
E Joint Ministerial Statement of the 2014 High-Level Review by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs of the Implementation by Member States of the Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem

UNODC/HONLAP/39/1

Provisional agenda and annotations

UNODC/HONLAP/39/2

 

Report of the Secretariat on Statistical Analysis on drug trafficking trends in East, South-East and South Asia, Oceania and Worldwide

UNODC/HONLAP/39/3

Note by the Secretariat on regional and subregional cooperation in Asia and the Pacific

UNODC/HONLAP/39/4*

 

Note by the Secretariat on the implementation of the recommendations adopted by the Thirty-seventh Meeting of Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies, Asia and the Pacific

UNODC/HONLAP/39/5

 

Note by the Secretariat on the organization of the Fortieth Meeting of Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies, Asia and the Pacific

UNODC/HONLAP/39/6

 

Report of the Thirty-ninth Meeting of Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies, Asia and the Pacific