FORTY-NINTH SESSION OF THE SUBCOMMISSION

Vienna, Austria, 10 to 13 November 2014

 

          

The 49th meeting of the Subcommission on Illicit Drug Traffic and Related Matters in the Near and Middle East took place in Vienna, from 10 to 13 November 2014. The opening was addressed by H.E. Ambassador Khaled Shamaa, Chairman of the 57th session of the CND and Cherine Rahmy, Chief of the Regional Section for Africa and the Middle East, on behalf of the Executive Director of UNODC.

More than 50 participants from 20 different countries discussed the current situation of drug trafficking and control in the region and the follow up to the Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem.

The working groups focused on the misuse of sea containers for the trafficking of illicit drugs and possible investigative techniques, the emerging challenges for Afghanistan and the region in relation to drug trafficking, as well as on demand reduction responses, including the abuse of amphetamine-type stimulants and the non-therapeutic use of pharmaceutical preparations. 

The 49th Subcommission welcomed the adoption by the Commission of resolution 57/5, entitled "Special Session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem", whereby it recognized the leading role of the Commission, as the central policy making body within the United Nations for drug-related matters, in the preparation of the special session in 2016. A series of recommendations were adopted, that will be brought to the consideration of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs at its next session in 2015.      

List of Documents

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Questionnaire

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Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an integrated and balanced strategy to counter the world drug problem

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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/SUBCOM/49/INF/1

Information for participants

UNODC/SUBCOM/49/1

Provisional agenda, annotations and proposed organization of work

UNODC/SUBCOM/49/2

Report of the Secretariat on statistics on drug trafficking trends in the Near and Middle East, in South, West and Central Asia and worldwide

UNODC/SUBCOM/49/3

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Note by the Secretariat on the review of implementation by States of the region of the recommendations adopted by the Subcommission on Illicit Drug Traffic and Related Matters in the Near and Middle East at its forty-seventh session

UNODC/SUBCOM/49/4

Note by the Secretariat on the organization of the fiftieth session of the Subcommission

UNODC/SUBCOM/49/5

Report of the forty-ninth session of the Subcommission on Illicit Drug Traffic and Related Matters in the Near and Middle East

UNODC/SUBCOM/49/CRP.1

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Note by the Secretariat on the current situation with respect to regional and subregional cooperation