Fifty-second Session of the Subcommission on Illicit Drug Traffic and Related Matters in the Near and Middle East

13 to 17 November 2017, Beirut, Lebanon

The Subcommission on Illicit Drug Traffic and Related Matters in the Near and Middle East held its 52 nd session at the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), Beirut  from 13 to 17 November 2017. The meeting was attended by representatives of 10 Near and Middle East States, and observers from Italy, the Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Centre for Combating Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and their Precursors (CARICC), and the Arab Interior Ministers Council, among others.

The meeting covered a wide range of issues and included three working groups focusing on Proactive, intelligence-led approach and capacity-building in the area of criminal intelligence collection, collation, analysis and sharing; Countering money-laundering, illicit financial flows and the use of the darknet and cryptocurrencies in relation to the drug trade; Effective border control.

In addition, a cross-cutting, post-UNGASS related working group was devoted to the prevention of drug use, focusing on children, youth, families and the education system.

The recommendations adopted by the meeting will be brought to the consideration of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs at its 61st session in March 2018.

 

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  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

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"

UNODC/SUBCOM/52/1

Provisional agenda, annotations and proposed organization of work

UNODC/SUBCOM/52/2

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/52/3

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

UNODC/SUBCOM/52/4

Note by the Secretariat on the implementation of the recommendations adopted by the Subcommission at its fiftieth session

UNODC/SUBCOM/52/5

Note by the Secretariat on the organization of the fifty-third session of the Subcommission

UNODC/SUBCOM/52/6

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