UNGA special session on countering world drug problem opens Tuesday

UNITED NATIONS, April 18 (APP): A special session of the United
Nations General Assembly on the world drug problem opens on Tuesday to review global progress and challenges in fighting the menace.

Several heads of state and more than 40 ministers from around the
world, including Pakistan’s Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan,
are scheduled to attend the three-day session at UN Headquarters in New York.

“The session will review progress and discuss challenges in countering the world drug problem and in implementing the 2009 Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem,” Dan Thomas,  spokesman of the president of the UN General Assembly, told a news  briefing ahead of the session.