Global SMART Programme Regional Workshop
22 Nov 2021
RILO AP participated in United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Global Synthetics Monitoring: analyses, Reporting and Trends (SMART) Programme Regional Workshop for East and Southeast Asia held through a webinar from 22 November to 1 December 2021. The UNODC Global SMART Workshop has been aimed to reporting regional and national synthetic drug situation and responses delivered by each participating country in conjunction with discussion of the participants.
With opening remarks of Mr. Jeremy Douglas, UNODC Regional Representative for Southeast Asia and Pacific, the SMART workshop was led by Mr. Inshik Sim, Regional Coordinator of Global SMART Programme. During the SMART workshop, UNODC gave briefing on SMART implementation update, the early warning advisory and early warning systems and regional synthetic drug situation and discussed them with participants. Among participating countries, China, Brunei Darussalam, Japan, Lao PDR, Korea, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Viet Nam, Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia, Timor-Leste and Myanmar presented their latest trends and noticeable seizures about illicit drugs. At the workshop, many participants discussed and shared their viewpoints about the presentation.
Mr. YoungKyoung KIM, Deputy Head of RILO AP introduced our achievement this year combating illicit drugs. He shared the latest seizure trends by drugs type based on CEN data and outcome of the Operation Mekong Dragon III, which was a regional joint operation to target the movement of illicit drugs in Asia and the Pacific. During the presentation, he thanked Member administrations for active participation and collaboration to RILO AP’s activity. Then, Mr. Li Wai Sze, Project Manager of RILO AP introduced ongoing projects such as Crocodile, Sky-Hole-Patching and DSINS Air & Sea and shared analysis and remarkable cases with participants.