Director G.Pustovitov, heading CARICC delegation, took part in the 11th review meeting of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Sub-Regional Drug Control Cooperation in Tashkent on May 2-3, 2019.
Mrs. Ashita Mittal, UNODC Regional Representative in Central Asia, and Mr. Jeremy Milsom, Senior Coordinator of the UNODC Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighboring Countries, addressed experts meeting with presentation on “Drug situation dynamics: key threats in the region” on May 2, 2019. Further, parties exchanged views during round-table on issues of “Preventing drug trafficking through the region’s transport corridors and promoting cross-border cooperation”, “Regional cooperation within CARICC and further steps to strengthen its sustainability and expansion”, “Illicit drug trafficking on the Internet - cybersecurity. Experience of participating States in combating drug trafficking on the Internet”, “Combating new psychoactive substances”, “Preventing money laundering and countering financing of terrorism using illicit financial flows derived from illicit drug trafficking”, “Expanding access to drug prevention, drug treatment, rehabilitation of drug addicts and HIV services, and access to controlled substances for medical and scientific purposes”, “Coordination of efforts at the country level using existing assistance mechanisms, new opportunities for resource mobilization”.
Director of CARICC delivered a presentation during a round table on May 2, 2019 on “Regional cooperation within CARICC and further steps to strengthen its sustainability and expansion.” Following the meeting, the MoU parties adopted Declaration on Strengthening Cooperation in Combating Drug and Precursors Trafficking, Prevention of Abuse of Drugs and Psychotropic Substances.