— UN Secretary General’s Representative and Resident Coordinator in Kuwait Dr. Tareq Al-Sheikh Friday commended cooperation between UN and Kuwait in the fight against narcotics and drug dealing, highlighting Kuwait’s national drug prevention policy.
Kuwait’s national policy on drug prevention is part of Kuwait National Development Plan (KNDP) and has been developed to address issues related to drug addiction, said Al-Sheikh in a statement.
He was marking the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, due June 26.
UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and UN Development Program (UNDP) joined hands with general secretariat of Kuwait supreme council of planning and development and Ministry of Interior Drug Control Department in formulating national drug prevention policy, with the aim of eliminating impacts of drugs and related death cases, he said.
UNODC’s regional office in the GCC, said Al-Sheikh, supported Kuwait’s drug prevention policy within the KNDP.
They also contributed to the development of measures to improve prevention of drug taking, rehabilitation, blending addicts back to the society and awareness campaigns.
The projects, explained Al-Sheikh, also aimed at decreasing drug-related crimes to create sutainable safe and secured environment, as well as contributes to sustainable development goals.
Source: Kuwait News Agency