Multiyear Workplan 2019-2023: Implementation of all our international drug policy commitments, following up to the 2019 ministerial declaration “Strengthening Our Actions at the National, Regional and International Levels to Accelerate the Implementation of our Joint Commitments to Address and Counter the World Drug Problem”
The first intersessional meeting of the 64th session of the Commission took place from 19-21 October 2021 and included thematic sessions on the implementation of all international drug policy commitments, following-up to the 2019 Ministerial Declaration
Thematic session 1: Increasing links between drug trafficking, corruption and other forms of organized crime, including trafficking in persons, trafficking in firearms, cybercrime and money-laundering and, in some cases, terrorism, including money-laundering in connection with the financing of terrorism, are observed; (19 October 2021)
Thematic session 2: The value of confiscated proceeds of crime related to money-laundering arising from drug trafficking at the global level remains low; (20 October 2021)
Thematic session 3: The criminal misuse of information and communications technologies for illicit drug-related activities is increasing; (21 October 2021)
The three-day meeting was held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6:00 p.m (Vienna Time).
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