The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), through the Dangerous Drugs Board, conducted a National Stakeholders’ Meeting for the Safe Disposal of Drugs, Chemicals, and their Waste.
The program is dedicated to support the selected countries in Southeast Asia, including the Philippines, relative to the safe handling, storage, and disposal of drugs and precursor chemicals. The main objective of the activity is to develop institutional strengthening strategies to minimize public health and environmental problems due to seized substances.
The meeting covers three phases: an assessment of the status of chemicals seized in the Philippines; strengthening technical capacities through the preparation and implementation of national disposal plans; and sharing of good practices and regional cooperation.
DDB welcomes Dr. Keith Norman and Inshik Sim from the UNODC – Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, Associate Professor Roy Gerona, PhD from the University of California, San Francisco, and Atty. Severino Uy of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency as the subject matter experts who discussed the aforementioned topics.