Forty-first Meeting of Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies, Asia and the Pacific (HONLAP)

27 to 30 November 2017, Bangkok

The Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies (HONLEA), Asia and the Pacific, convened for their 41st meeting from 29 to 30 November 2017, at the seat of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok.

Almost 100 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 sixty-first session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in 2018 for its consideration.

The working groups, held during the Meeting, focused on the role of the Internet in addressing drug trafficking and abuse; measures to counter the illicit manufacturing of, the diversion of and trafficking in precursors; and effective measures for coordinating border management strategies. A post-UNGASS working group on practical measures tailored to the specific needs of children and young people to prevent and treat drug abuse among them and to address their involvement in drug-related crime, including cultivation and trafficking, was held as well.

The 41st 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.

Photos of the meeting 

List of Documents

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UNODC/HONLAP/41/1 Provisional agenda and annotations
UNODC/HONLAP/41/2 Report of the Secretariat on statistical analysis on drug trafficking trends in East, South-East and South Asia, Oceania and worldwide
UNODC/HONLAP/41/3 Report of the Secretariat on regional and subregional cooperation in Asia and the Pacific
UNODC/HONLAP/41/4 Note by the Secretariat on implementation of the recommendations adopted at the Thirty-ninth of Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies, Asia and the Pacific
UNODC/HONLAP/41/5 Note by the Secretariat on organization of the Forty-second Meeting of HONLEA, Asia and the Pacific
UNODC/HONLAP/41/6 Report of the Forty-first Meeting of Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies, Asia and the Pacific, held in Bangkok from 27 to 30 November 2017
UNODC/HONLAP/41/CRP.1 Note by the Secretariat on standard letter of agreement and conference requirements for hosting a meeting of HONLEA, Asia and the Pacific
UNODC/HONLAP/41/CRP.2 Background note by the Secretariat on Working group on practical measures tailored to the specific needs of children and youth to prevent and treat drug abuse among them and to address their involvement in drug-related crime, including cultivation and trafficking
A/RES/S-30/1 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"
E Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an integrated and balanced strategy to counter the world drug problem