Development cooperation ,12.12.2013

UNODC, Regional Programme for Promoting Counter Narcotics Efforts in Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries 2011-2014


Finland supports UNODC Regional Programme for Promoting Counter Narcotics Efforts in Afghanistan & Neighbouring Countries (2011-2014). The Programme promotes cooperation between Afghanistan and its neighbors namely Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan and supports creating a better common response to countering the destabilizing impact of illicit drugs and crime. The Programme supports the build-up of new approaches, strengthens the existing good practices and increases capacity in the region to enable greater counter-narcotics achievements both regionally and globally. Countering cross-border narco-trafficking requires coordinated regional and international measures, as acknowledged in many UN Security Council Resolutions and international conferences. Political and practical regional cooperation and finding common solutions is a key in solving the challenges. Drug control is not a one-dimensional stand-alone issue, but it is an integral part of a wider process that delivers development, security and governance. It is important to mainstream counter-narcotics throughout wider efforts in bringing stability and economic growth to Afghanistan and the wider region. Beneficiaries are the people living in the region as well as wider international community. The Programme takes into account vulnerable groups such as women, youth, refugees and prisoners.

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Funding decision  12.12.2013

1 000 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Narcotics control 90%
  • Social mitigation of HIV/AIDS 10%

Special target group

  • women
  • children
  • youth

Funding channel

YK:n huume- ja rikostoimisto



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