Areas of support:
- Border management and counter trafficking
- Criminal justice
- Drug demand reduction
Border management and counter trafficking: UNODC enhances core capacities of Pakistan law enforcement agencies to reduce illicit traffic and manage borders, primarily by providing training and equipment. UNODC strengthens information collection and the analytical capacities of Government to enable effective decision making at policy level. In addition, UNODC supports regional initiatives for coordination and cooperation, including the Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Region and the Triangular Initiative.
Criminal justice: UNODC provides assistance to build the capacities of the police, prosecution, prisons and reclamation and probation departments. UNODC provides first responder and criminal investigation equipment and training to police forces across the country. Joint training is provided to police and prosecution to increase cooperation. Prison management is strengthened by provision of draft prison rules and training as per international standards. UNODC also provided assistance in the reconstruction of infrastructure and provided equipment to law enforcement agencies affected by the 2010 floods.
Drug demand reduction: UNODC supports the Government’s capacity to plan, resource and implement drug use treatment, rehabilitation and comprehensive harm reduction services. In 2012 UNODC supported the Government of Pakistan to implement the first national drug use survey in the region. UNODC supports treatment and prevention services for vulnerable groups, including female prisoners and injecting drug users.
Mr. Jeremy Milsom, UNODC Representative
He has been working with UNODC since May 1996, and in that time, he has developed and managed a broad range of programmes covering counter-narcotics, alternative development, national capacity building and drug demand reduction in challenging and complex environments.
During his tenure with the UN system, he has served in the country offices in Myanmar, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. In prior international development roles, he worked on assignments in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands region.
Prior to taking up the overall coordination of the Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighbouring countries, a role he has held since 2013, he managed the counter narcotics pillar in the Country Office in Afghanistan, with a focus on national capacity building, policy development and alternative livelihoods. In Myanmar where he served from 1996 to 2006, he was instrumental in developing, negotiating and managing a three-tier programme to assist the Autonomous Wa cease-fire group phase out opium cultivation.
Mr. Milsom holds BA (Hons) and BSc degrees in Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences respectively from the Australian National University. He later attained a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Melbourne (Australia) with research that focused on the interrelationship between drug control, security and development.