Colombo Plan 4th Drug Advisory Programme Focal Point Meeting Singapore, 23 - 25 October 2017

23 Oct 2017

  1. The 4th Drug Focal Point Meeting (DFPM) of the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme (CPDAP) is being held in Singapore from 23 to 25 October 2017. Co-organised by the CPDAP and the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), the three-day meeting brings together delegates from 20 Colombo Plan member countries to share best practices in drug prevention, rehabilitation and supply reduction, as well as discuss potential areas for collaboration. A factsheet on the CPDAP is at Annex.

  2. In his keynote address, Guest of Honour Mr Amrin Amin, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Health, shared Singapore’s harm prevention strategy and urged member countries to adopt a holistic approach in tackling the drug problem. Mr Amrin also underscored the importance of multilateral collaboration in the fight against drugs.

  3. Mr Kinley Dorji, Secretary-General of the Colombo Plan, also said that the complex problem of drug addiction required greater and more concerted effort by member countries and beyond to reduce significant health consequences of illicit drug abuse.

  4. As a member of the CPDAP, CNB is committed to supporting the CPDAP’s work through sharing our experiences in tackling the drug problem and multilateral cooperation.

Group photo at Colombo Plan Fourth Drug Focal Point Meeting

Group photo at the 4th DFPM of the CPDAP, Singapore, 23 October 2017.

23 OCTOBER 2017