This roundtable, organised by UNODC, reviewed the situation on opium trafficking through Central Asia and accessed the drug abuse situation in the region
During the meeting two separate working groups convened simultaneously in different rooms.
The working group on counter narcotics enforcement reviewed the situation on opium trafficking through Central Asia with a view to identifying knowledge gaps and areas for further development and action with particular emphasis on cross-border cooperation as well as identifying ways of strengthening judicial cooperation in the region. This group was expected to bring together senior experts on counter narcotics enforcement (i.e. border control and/or customs officials) from Paris Pact partners.
The working group on drug demand reduction assessed the drug abuse situation in Central Asia with particular emphasis on opiate abuse, and also identified and reviewed current responses, challenges and priority actions and targets in the field of drug demand reduction. This group was expected to bring together senior experts on prevention and treatment of drug abuse ' as well as HIV I AIDS treatment and prevention.
The meeting was held at the Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Centre (CARICC) in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The meeting's working language was English with interpretation to and from Russian. Travel and lodging costs were borne by participants.