The Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies (HONLEA), Asia and the Pacific, convened for their 40th meeting from 24 to 27 October 2016, which was hosted by the Government of Sri Lanka in Colombo.
Over 150 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 sixtieth session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in 2017 for its consideration.
The working groups, held during the Meeting, focused on new developments in national and regional responses to the evolving threat posed by amphetamine-type stimulants and new psychoactive substances; Measures to ensure comprehensive and balanced efforts at the national level to reduce drug demand; and best practices in preventing and countering drug-related money-laundering and illicit financial flows, and measures to improve international cooperation in that regard. A post-UNGASS working group on addressing the specific needs of women and girls with regard to the world drug problem was held as well.
The 40th Meeting of HONLEA, Asia and the Pacific, also considered the follow-up to the special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem, 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.
List of documents
|Provisional agenda and annotations
|Report of the Secretariat on statistical analysis on drug trafficking trends in East, South-East and South Asia, Oceania and worldwide
|Report of the Secretariat on regional and subregional cooperation in Asia and the Pacific
|Note by the Secretariat on implementation of the recommendations adopted at the Thirty-eighth of Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies, Asia and the Pacific
|Note by the Secretariat on organization of the Forty-first Meeting of HONLEA, Asia and the Pacific
|Report of the Fortieth Meeting of Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies, Asia and the Pacific, held in Colombo from 24 to 27 October 2016
|Note by the Secretariat on standard letter of agreement and conference requirements for hosting a meeting of HONLEA, Asia and the Pacific
|Background note by the Secretariat on working group on addressing the specific needs of women and girls with regard to the world drug problem
|Outcome document adopted by the General Assembly at its special session on the world drug problem (19-21 April 2016, New York), entitled "Out joint commitment to effectively addressing and countering the world drug problem"
|Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an integrated and balanced strategy to counter the world drug problem
|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