Item 13. Recommendations of the subsidiary bodies of the Commission

UNODC: The meeting of the subsidiary body targeting illicit drug trafficking showed issues faced by the countries, and the role of the law enforcement. The crucial need for toughening law enforcement techniques through specialised personnel and technology. As a result of rich and lively discussions there are many forward looking recommendations, I would like to highlight the main elements; Anti-corruption measures, measures on chemicals, establishing specialised units, the need for governments to engage with financial institutions for the purpose of disruption illicit financial flows, interagency cooperation at the regional and international level, the use of special investigative techniques, making best use of regional and international law enforcement cooperation. UNODC mains strongly committing the support for further cooperation at the international level.

Azerbaijan: We must counter this worldwide issue of drugs, and international importance. We would like to confirm Azerbaijan’s commitment to all three basic documents of the UN, and will continue to support all these initiatives in the future as well. The task is to tackle the trafficking of illicit drugs in my country, and a key priority of our law enforcement agency. Since 2016 to date our law enforcement agencies, have seized more than three tonnes and stopped its destinations in the black market of Europe

Tanzania: A need to tackle the drug problem. Best practice within prisons along with human rights instruments. The need to establish effective drug prevention systems to prevent use amongst the youth. With the opportunity to discuss the follow up of the political declaration to challenge the world drug problem. There was an observation after 10 years after the Pol declaration 2009, drug trafficking poses a sever threat to dignity and lives of many people. It damages rule of law and national security, and we have witnessed the issue of corruption against people due to illicit drug trade. We consider identifying problems and the dire consequences of the drug problem is part of the solution, the political declaration of 2009 and UNGASS 2016 have played a role in structuring the role and importance of the drug problem. We thank the CND and the UNODC, the WHO for having teamed up with nations to scale up different programmes around the world, these bodies of the UN have created awareness in fighting the drug problem. This is part of our development agenda and must give effective powers to law enforcement agencies to tackle these problems. Our message is soldier. As a nation Tanzania, we are implementing the directly documents from the Political Declaration of 2009 and UNGASS with regards to harm reduction and fight against health issues suffered. We are facing a huge problem as a country at home with significant health, social and economic well-being of people. The problem is more so concentrated in the urban areas of our country and spreading to smaller towns. We are both a consumer and a transit country at the same time, the use of opioid is also alarming in the country. 20-51% of people who use drugs have HIV or hepatitis, the drug problem lies with failure to treat the problem and offer the relevant medication. Our harm reduction programmes following previous UN conferences, we were the Sub-Saharan nation to adopt a functional and method based project treating opioid users. Professionals from medical units and trained officers, are ensuring greater access to treatment specific medicines for drug problems. We  are placing enormous efforts into adopting these policies in line with the UN recommendations. Working with the INCB we were able to prevent 700,000 tonnes of precursor chemicals through diversion. In September 2015 parliament introduced a new act for a new authority, with a role to for supply reduction and harm reduction. Through our most recent 2017 amendment, individuals are being treated for rehabilitation as opposed to incarceration. Tanzania recognises tackling the drug problem integrated cooperation amongst all across all levels and with a variety of sectors from health to law, along with coherence with the UN at all levels. The outcome document and the three international conventions are still valid to fight the drug problem today, and to continue to fight in the incoming years. We must place more focus on development to supply and greater cooperation against the fight against the world drug problem. Finally, I wish the best of the African host of the 2019 meeting, all the best to support the activities of the UNODC against the drug problem.

Korea: Discuss international coordination and strategies towards drug problems. I’d look to comment on the drug problem. Ongoing crisis of the drug trade, it is increasingly difficult for law enforcement agencies to tackle the likes of the dark web. The Korean national police agency is placing a three month crackdown on drug supply and use who are reaching the dark web. The Korean national police agency and suspects expected to be distribution channels, and successfully monitoring drug activities, detecting drug trade adverts and tracking communications and bank accounts. We provide specialised training courses at our education institutions to learn these investigative techniques. The Korean government welcomes the adoption of the resolution, and we will effectively guarantee our commitment.

USA: Subsidiary bodies growing exploitation of the dark web and criminal misuse in illicit drug trafficking. This 21stcentury market place is hard to detect ad disrupt. As a result regulatory authorities needs tools an training to challenge cyber-related crimes across all agencies. There is a pressing need for greater coordination regionally and internationally with financial oversight responsibilities. Countries should also consider financial institutions and private sectors to enlist their information sharing and cooperation of drug offences. Country should place greater emphasis on the dangers of precursor chemicals, synthetic substances and psychoactive substances. We encourage people to use the UNODC’s toolkit to build their own capacity to challenge synthetic drug threats. Countries should be attentive to demand objectives. Subsidiary bodies must work to act against the global drug problem. There is need to establish best practice for accessibility to controlled drugs for medical and scientific substances.

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