UN adopts Pakistan’s resolution calling for eliminating drug trafficking

Sunday 19 March 2017 2 months ago 28   New York   Print

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Report  Web desk : The United Nations’ Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) has adopted, by consensus, a resolution tabled by Pakistan on the theme of “strengthening international cooperation to assist the states most affected by the illicit transit of drugs, especially developing countries, based on the principle of common and shared responsibility.” According to a Foreign Office statement issued here Saturday, the resolution was co-sponsored by several countries including, Algeria, Argentina, China, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey and USA. The resolution acknowledges the sacrifices made by the states most affected by the illicit trafficking of drugs in tackling the World Drug Problem. It calls on the international community to enhance capacity-building assistance to such States, including in the areas of countering illicit drug trafficking, drug law enforcement, criminal justice, border management, cross-border cooperation and countering illicit proceeds of drug-related crime. The resolution also provides for strengthening international support to the most affected transit States in addressing the increasing use of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances at domestic level. (01)