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7th ICCE-ASCAD International Conference on Addictions

Opening Ceremony of 7th ICCE-ASCAD International Conference on Addictions

Mr. Kinley Dorji, the Secretary-General of Colombo Plan, Ms. Charlotte Sisson, Senior Foreign Affairs Officer and Team Lead for Drug Demand Reduction, INL, US Department of State, Hon. Datuk Seri. Ir. Idris bin Hj. Haron, the Chief Minister of Melaka, and Dato’ Nur Jazlan Mohamed, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs of Malaysia representing the Deputy […]

45th CCM held in Suva, Fiji, 28-30 September 2016

Group Photo of the Heads of the Delegations from the Colombo Plan 45th Consultative Committee Meeting, Suva, Fiji. 28-30 September 2016

The 45th Colombo Plan Consultative Committee Meeting (CCM) was hosted by the Government of Fiji in Suva from 28-30 September 2016.  Delegates from twenty member countries, three observer countries, and three international    organizations attended the CCM. On behalf of the Colombo Plan Council, His Excellency Chang Won-Sam, Council President extended a warm welcome to all […]

Sharing Best Practices and Experiences on Women and Leadership


The training programme on ‘Sharing Best Practices & Experiences on Women and Leadership’, was held from 19th – 23rd September 2016 in Surabaya, Indonesia. The training was attended by 18 participants, representing 13 Colombo Plan member countries. This is one of its series of workshops designed under the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of […]

Prime Minister of Fiji officially opens the 45th Colombo Plan Consultative Committee Meeting


Secretary General calls on Vietnam Ambassador to request hosting 46th CCM


The Secretary General, H.E. Kinely Dorji visited His Excellency Ms. Phan Kieu Thu, Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on 19 September and requested Vietnam to be the host of the 46thConsultative Committee Meeting (CCM) in 2018. He briefed her on the CCM proceedings, agenda and an update on the preparations for this year’s […]

Strengthening ICCE initiatives in Vietnam


On 26 July 2016, Mr. Nguyen Trong Dam, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Labor-Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) met with Mr. Tay Bian How, Director of the Colombo Plan International Centre for Credentialing and Education of Addiction Professional (ICCE) to discuss possible collaboration in professionalising the Vietnamese addiction workforce. The meeting was acknowledged as very […]

Expert Working Group Meeting on Rural-based Prevention and Treatment Curriculum, 10 to 13 August, 2016


Substance use has long been a problem in rural areas, though it is often perceived to be associated more with city life. Moreover, there are limited resources for prevention, treatment, and recovery in rural communities. In order to address and reduce substance use related problems in rural areas effectively, ICCE is developing Rural-Based Prevention and […]

Twelve Korean Universities Commit to ICUDDR Initiative


Deans and Professors from twelve Korean universities participated actively in the ICCE “Walk Through” Training of the Universal Treatment Curriculum of Substance Use Disorders( UTC) after their universities commit to the Colombo Plan ICCE to integrate UTC into a specialised or long-term post graduate degree Programme in their universities. This initiative is part of the […]

Colombo Plan Welcomes Ms. Bandana Shrestha as new Director for Gender Affairs Programme (GAP)

Ms. Bandana Shrestha with Secretary General and senior officers at Secretariat

The Secretary General, H.E. Kinley Dorji welcomed Ms. Bandana Shrestha from Nepal as the new Director of Gender Affairs Programme (GAP) who assumed duty from 18 August, 2016. In a  orientation arranged at the Secretariat, he  briefed her on the history and achievements of the Colombo plan and its various current programmes. Ms. Shrestha has […]

Secretary General addresses the International Youth Day in Colombo, 12 August, 2016

Youth leaders pose with Secretary General and Hon. Minister with “Goals for sustainable development”

The Secretary General addressed the International Youth Day celebrations in Colombo, hosted by Sri Lanka United Nations Friendship Association (SUNFO) on 12 August, 2016. Over 600 youth from all over the island and a group of students from various countries  attended the programme, which was chaired by the Minister for Youth and  Economic Affairs, Hon. […]

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