October 21, 2017

Myanmar steps up efforts to develop drug control policy

Officals posing for a group photo at the consultation on Drug Control Policy.
Officals posing for a group photo at the consultation on Drug Control Policy.

THE first Inter-governmental Consultation on Drug Control Policy, jointly-organised by the Central Committee on Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), was held in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
In his address, Chairman of the CCDAC Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe said that the narcotic drugs problem is a national security challenge for world’s nations.
Expressing his hope for the successful adoption of the country’s drug control policy, the Union minister stressed the need for the participation of CSOs, academic institutions, practitioners, experts and drug victims in the fight against drug abuse.
Next, the CCDAC made a presentation of an action plan to develop drug control policy and UNODC presented a talk on the role of stakeholders in drafting the policy. This was followed by suggestions of those present.
Also present at the ceremony were Union Minister for Border Affairs Lt-Gen Ye Aung, members of the policy drafting leading committee, deputy ministers, the Chief of the Myanmar Police Force, officials from UN agencies and guests.

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