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Concerted action against illicit drug traffic



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REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON DRUG TRAFFICKING - CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA

RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON ILLICIT DRUG

TRAFFIC HELD AT CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA DURING THE PERIOD 22 - 25

NOVEMBER, 1971. ■

CONCERTED ACTION AGAINST ILLICIT DRUG TRAFFIC.

THE CONFERENCE '

HAVING noted with deep concern the growing menace of drug

abuse throughout the world including the Region represented

at this conference ;

COMMENDING the measures so far taken by the United Nations

including the establishment of the United Nations fund for

drug abuse control and the proposed programme of its

implementation ;

RECOGNISING the existence of I.C.P.O./Interpol and its

widespread facilities ;

BEING convinced that more effective co-operation and

co-ordination is essential to combat the menace of illicit

drug traffic and abuse both internationally and within the

Region represented at this conference ;

HAVING discussed and identified the problems confronting law

enforcement agencies in the suppression of illicit drug

traffic and abuse :

RESOLVES to sut.m.it V the consideration of the Governments

represented that,.

(a) in any country in the Region* where it has not yet

been done, there should be designated an office where

all the relevant data on illicit drug traffic collected

by the various law enforcement agencies in the countries

concerned will be available;

.•(b) the offices mentioned above co-operate normally within

the framework of the I oCoP.0<,/Interpol machinery : the

conference was advised that Interpol will make existing

and future facilities available for rapid exchange of

information on illicit drug traffic; .

(c) there should be an increase in training courses for law

enforcement officers engaged in the suppression of

illicit drug traffic and countries should, so far as

is possible, permit the attendance of officers of other

countries at these courses;

(d) the existing organisations and procedures in each country

be re-examined and possibly adjusted to make national,

international and particularly regional co-operation

in the prevention/control of illicit drug traffic more

effective; .

(e) when official visits of officers to other countries are

necessary every possible assistance and co-operation

should be given by the country concerned;

(f) they should take note of the support and assistance made

available by the appropriate agencies of the United Nations

and other countries by way of technical assistance, facilities

and training*

(g) arrangements should be made for further regional meetings

. of officials at regular intervals : .

AMD SUGGESTS that there should be a meeting of Ministers to provide

further impetus to regional co-operation in the suppression of

illicit drug trafficking.

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The following countries were represented at the conference :

Australia

Hong Kong

India

Indonesia

The Khmer Republic

Laos '

Malaysia

New Zealand

Pakistan

Philippines

Singapore

Thailand

The Republic of Vietnam "

The following countries and organisations were represented by

observers :

Interpol

Papua New Guinea

United Nations

United States of America

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