Side Event: Exchange beyond borders: trilateral cooperation on Alternative Development between Thailand, Colombia and Germany on Tuesday, 13 March, 2.20 - 3.10 p.m. in Conference Room M3
The side event "Exchange beyond borders: trilateral cooperation on Alternative Development between Thailand, Colombia and Germany presents the unique cooperation on Alternative Development (AD") between Germany, Thailand and Colombia.
In the framework of the GIZ program “Global Partnership on Drug Policies and Development” and on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, various cooperation and mutual learning activities between Thailand and Colombia have been taken place over the last years.
In 2016 and 2017, two Colombian delegations have participated in a training on AD in Thailand, profiting from the successful experiences of the Thai model. Additionally, a joint Thai-German-UNODC expert team conducted an advisory mission to Colombia and visited some of the most affected coca cultivation areas last year.
These activities are an important example for the facilitation of an effective south-south cooperation in the realm of development-oriented drug policies, in line with the UNGASS outcome document’s Chapters 6 & 7.