CARICC SIDE EVENT DURING 64th SESSION OF THE COMMISSION ON NARCOTIC DRUGS
On 14 April, CARICC jointly with the UNODC Programme Office in Almaty organized and conducted a side event entitled “CARICC: a leading platform for regional and international cooperation in countering drug trafficking and cross-border drug crime” during the 64th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND).
The event was opened by Major-General R.A. Miralizoda, Director of CARICC. In his speech, he underscored that the Centre remains a fully functioning organization, fulfilling its tasks and playing a critical role in supporting CARICC Member States and partners in effectively combating transnational organized drug-related crime.
Mr. Naweed Riaz, Head of the UNODC Programme Office, in his welcoming address, pointed out the importance of mutual practical cooperation in the fight against organized crime, but also the need for donors to support the CARICC project financially.
Main session of the side event featured a video summarizing CARICC's work and a presentation outlining the Centre's potential to support efforts to counter transnational drug-related crime.
Authorized representatives of national coordinating bodies of CARICC Member States and liaison officers from Observer States participated in the meeting. Also, high-ranking officials from law enforcement agencies and international organizations - UNODC, OSCE, CSTO, SCO RATS, CIS ATC and other Centre's partners - took part online in the event. More than 90 participants joined the side event.