Ireland

High Level Segment – Statement by Ireland

Alex White, Minister of State for Ireland Since we adopted the 2009 political declaration, the world drug problem has continued to evolve with new threats. Ireland has been no exception. The challenges we have faced will be exposed here, as well as the idea of new evidence-based strategies. Our startegy remains consistent with our international …

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CND Intersessional Meeting – Wednesday 16th October 2013

The United Nations (UN) member states are currently working on a ‘Joint Ministerial Statement’ to review progress and challenges in international drug control since the agreement of a Political Declaration on drugs in 2009. The Statement will be released in March. This intersessional meeting was another opportunity for member state delegations to discuss and recommend …

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Adoption of final report of CND

Chair of the CoW We had before us 16 draft proposals which have been approved by the Committee of the Whole. A full list of the resolutions is available at: http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/commissions/CND/session/56-draft-resolutions.html. There has been a request to consider the draft resolution on Afghanistan first. Resolution E/CN7/2013/L10/REF1 – Strengthening international cooperation in combating illicit opiates originating …

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Committee of the Whole – Resolution L3: Promoting the sharing of expertise in and knowledge on forensic drug profiling

The original text can be downloaded here Argentina and Ireland are the main sponsors of the resolution. The only major changes involved Egypt suggesting opening the text to include other relevant organisations rather than just INTERPOL and European Police Office. Some further discussion about the budgetary implications. Text approved

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