Reviewing the implementation of the three International Drug Control Treaties by the Republic of Botswana


VIENNA, 12 June 2018 - An INCB mission visited Botswana from 5 to 7 June 2018. The mission was led by Professor H. H. Sevil Atasoy, Member of the Board, accompanied by Ms. Marketa Jackova of the INCB secretariat. The objective of the mission was to review the implementation of the three international drug control treaties by the Republic of Botswana and to examine drug control developments since the last mission of the Board in 1985.

The mission was organized by the Ministry of Health and Wellness and coordinated by the Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation. The mission met the Minister of Health and Wellness, Hon. Dr. Alfred R. Madigele, and other high-level officials from the Ministry of Health and Wellness, the Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation, the Ministry of Defence, Justice and Security, the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, the Ministry of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs, the Ministry of Employment, Labour Productivity and Skills Development, and the Unified Revenue Service.


The mission also held a meeting with the World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office in Botswana and visited the Police Forensic Science Laboratory in Gaborone. In addition, the mission met representatives of a non-governmental organization that provides substance abuse education, prevention, and rehabilitation services to the general public.

The findings of the mission will be considered by the Board at its forthcoming session in November 2018 and transmitted to the Government of Botswana thereafter.

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