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1 FOLLOW-UP ON THE PREVIOUS ARF SEMINAR ON ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT ASEAN Regional Forum Seminar on Narcotics Control 20 Sep 2007, Xian, Peoples Republic of China JAPAN

2 CONTENTS FOLLOW-UP ON THE PREVIOUS ARF SEMINAR ON ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT New Five-Year Drug Abuse Prevention Strategy Promoting International Cooperation on Drug Problem Examples of Projects for International Cooperation by Japan The Eradication of Opium Poppy Cultivation and Poverty Reduction Project in Kokang Special Region, Myanmar Regional Cooperation Project on Capacity Building of Drug Analysis for Improvement of Drug Law Enforcement in Thailand and its neighboring countries

3 New Five-Year Drug Abuse Prevention Strategy (29 July 2003) FOLLOW-UP ON THE PREVIOUS ARF SEMINAR ON ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT

4 New Five-Year Drug Abuse Prevention Strategy (29 July 2003) Basic Objective Implementing comprehensive measures for ending the third period of stimulant drug abuse in Japan as soon as possible and to make a positive contribution to solving the global problem of drug abuse Objective 1. Eradicating drug abuse by young people Objective 2. Eliminating illicit drug trafficking organizations and exercising thorough control over end-users Objective 3. Interdicting drug smuggling at the border and promote international cooperation Objective 4. Preventing relapse into drug abuse by supporting treatment and rehabilitation into society of drug dependents, and enriching support for their families FOLLOW-UP ON THE PREVIOUS ARF SEMINAR ON ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT (To the next slide)

5 Objective 3. Interdicting drug smuggling at the border and promoting international cooperation Strengthening information gathering on drug smuggling Tightening controls over drug smuggling Strengthening measures for drug smuggling through sea routes FOLLOW-UP ON THE PREVIOUS ARF SEMINAR ON ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT

6 Holding International Meetings The Twelfth Asia-Pacific Operational Drug Enforcement Conference (Tokyo 2007 Jan.) Organized by the Japan National Police Agency, 25 countries, 2 regions and 2 organizations:111 Participants Theme: Fight against illicit drug trafficking in the Asia-Pacific region Seminar on Control of Drug Offences Tokyo 2006 Sep Oct 13 countries: 17 participants Exchange of views on International cooperation for investigation, etc Improving capacity building for drug interdiction agency in Asian countries and others FOLLOW-UP ON THE PREVIOUS ARF SEMINAR ON ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT Objective 3. Interdicting drug smuggling at the border and promoting international cooperation Preventing the international supply of drugs Preventing the international supply of drugs Cooperation with Asia and other countries for drug prevention

7 FOLLOW-UP ON THE PREVIOUS ARF SEMINAR ON ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT Objective 3. Interdicting drug smuggling at the border and promoting international cooperation Preventing the international supply of drugs Preventing the international supply of drugs Strengthening cooperation with International and other organizations Promoting bilateral cooperation by ODA (Official Development Assistance)

8 Japans ODA Charter Identifies global issues including drugs as one of the important challenges Human Security Efforts focusing on individual persons in order to protect individuals who are exposed to actual or potential threats to their existence, lives and a respectful way of life and to empower rich individual capabilities Promoting International Cooperation on Drug Problem FOLLOW-UP ON THE PREVIOUS ARF SEMINAR ON ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT

9 Activities 1)Establishing a series of systems from alternative development to distribution 2)Improving farming and diffusion 3)Guidance for the improvement of life style 4)Upgrading the basic health situation 5)Upgrading the basic situation of education 6)Mitigating the present critical condition Examples of Projects for International Cooperation by Japan (1) The eradication of opium poppy cultivation and poverty reduction project in Kokang special region, Myanmar Examples of Projects for International Cooperation by Japan (1) The eradication of opium poppy cultivation and poverty reduction project in Kokang special region, Myanmar FOLLOW-UP ON THE PREVIOUS ARF SEMINAR ON ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT

10 A JICA expert uses illustrations to explain how the distributed seeds should be grown (Photo by JICA) JICA expert Minoru Yoshida, right, explains soba-cultivation techniques (Photo by JICA)

11 Regional Cooperation Project on Capacity Building of Drug Analysis for Improvement of Drug Law Enforcement in Thailand and its neighboring countries Strengthening anti-drug measures in the Golden Triangle area, the world largest illicit drug cultivation area Phase ) Enhancing technical cooperation focusing on capacity building of drug analysis for improvement in Thailand and its neighboring countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) Phase Sep 2) Long term dispatchment of experts in the field of drug control analysis to the Office of Narcotic Control Bureau FOLLOW-UP ON THE PREVIOUS ARF SEMINAR ON ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT

12 Thank you for your kind attention. FOLLOW-UP ON THE PREVIOUS ARF SEMINAR ON ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT Countries in the region should develop and improve a comprehensive and balanced strategy for drug control and double their efforts in education on drug prevention, law enforcement, demand reduction, harm reduction and alternative development.


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