Resolution 60/9. Enhancing the capacity of law enforcement, border control and other relevant agencies to counter illicit drug trafficking through training

Recalling further that in the outcome document of the thirtieth special session of the General Assembly, Heads of State and Government recommended that Member States, inter alia, mainstream a gender perspective into and ensure the involvement of women in all stages of the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of drug policies and programmes and develop and disseminate gender-sensitive and ageappropriate measures that take into account the specific needs and circumstances faced by women and girls with regard to the world drug problem,
  • Civil society engagement
Bearing in mind the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training, 5 in which the General Assembly declared that States and, where applicable relevant governmental authorities, should ensure adequate training in human rights, and where appropriate, international humanitarian law and international criminal law, of lawenforcement officials,
  • Human rights

1. Calls upon Member States to further strengthen their training for law enforcement, border control and other relevant officials, including by enhancing training on knowledge and skills and implementing specialized training programmes on methodologies for countering illicit drug cultivation, production, manufacturing and trafficking in drugs and preventing the diversion of precursors to illicit trade and other forms of drug-related crime that incorporate a human rights as well as a gender perspective into their curricula, and, where appropriate, to strengthen legislative frameworks in that area;
  • Human rights

2. Encourages Member States to include in their training programmes measures to reinforce respect for the rule of law, including raising awareness among their law enforcement, border control and other relevant officials with regard to respecting the rights of all persons, without discrimination on any ground;
  • Human rights

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