By Nay Pyi Taw

As part of a comprehensive effort to respond to drug challenges in Myanmar, UNODC has partnered with the Government of Myanmar to lead a consultation process that will feed into the development of a national drug policy. The intention is that the policy will be in-line with the recommendations and outcomes of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS) which took place in April 2016 when the Minister for Health, Dr. Myint Htwe, participated and spoke on behalf of the Government of Myanmar. 

The first of three one-week rounds of working group meetings co-organized with the Myanmar Police Force (MPF) Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) took place this week in Nay Pyi Taw 10-14 October 2016. Two additional sessions will take place between late October and the end of the year. 

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