Corruption and Fraud

The Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering

The purpose of the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) is to facilitate the adoption, effective implementation and enforcement of internationally accepted standards against money laundering and the financing of terrorism.  This website includes annual reports, newsletters, implementation guides of anti-money laundering measures, and so on.

Drugs and Alcohol

Asian Harm Reduction Network

The Asian Harm Reduction Network (AHRN) is a regional information and support network created to link and provide assistance to injecting drug users in Asia to prevent HIV transmission.  Of particular interest is the AHRN clearing house which provides access to the Resource Centre and past editions of AHR News.  One can search the Resource Database, and on-line titles references in the database can be downloaded as pdf files.

Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and the Silk Road Studies Program

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and the Silk Road Studies Program 'strives to promote study and policy-related work on the region through five main channels: impartial research; publications and dissemination; forums and conferences; teaching; and acting as a "switchboard" for knowledge and information."  Nations covered include; Central Asia, East Asia, The Caucasus, Turkey and Southwest Asia.  The website includes a number of publications of the Center, including the Silk Road Papers and fact sheets on the drug problems in several Eurasian countries.

Human Rights

Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission website offers a great deal of information on human rights issues in Asia. Users may access information about countries, an index of issues, and an extensive collection of resources.

Human Trafficking

Asha-Nepal: A Human Rights Organisation Working for Women and Children in Nepal and SE Asia

The website includes reoirts, newsletters, publications, and links to related organizations.

Asia Regional Trafficking in Persons Project

AIn 2003, the Australian Government launched a regional initiative, Asia Regional Cooperation to Prevent People Trafficking (ARCPPT). This project, which concluded in 2006, sought to facilitate a more effective and coordinated approach to the crime of trafficking both within and between countries. ARCPPT worked with the national criminal justice agencies of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Thailand and also undertook some activities in Indonesia. The project cooperated closely with the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and key regional forums on trafficking including the Coordinated Mekong Ministerial Initiative against Trafficking (COMMIT). Users may access information and reports produced by the project at this site.

The purpose of this website is "to bring Government and NGOs in the East Asia and Pacific together to cooperate and learn from each other's experiences in their efforts to combat human trafficking.  The website has country-specific information such as national laws and action plans and contact information on useful governmental agencies.  It also has a description plans and contact information on useful governmental agencies.  It also has a description of NGO activities in different countries and their contact information."

United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region

The Greater Mekong Sub-region includes Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. At a regional level, the UNIAP brings together six governments, thirteen UN agencies, and eight international NGOs. Of particular interest is the report on statistical methods for estimating numbers of trafficking victims.


Counter-Terrorism Task Force (CTTF) APEC

The Counter-Terrorism Task Force is a special body of APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation). It is committed to fighting terrorism in the region of the Asia-Pacific and worldwide. Its website provides information on its aims, membership and activities.

South Asia Terrorism Portal

The South Asia Terrorism Portal provides extensive information about terrorism and terrorist activities in South Asia. Each specified country or region has links to assessments, background, data sheets, bibliographies, timelines and terrorist groups. The Portal also offers publications and links.

Transnational Crime and International Terrorism: ASEAN Communiques and Publications

The ASEAN Declaration states that the aims and purposes of the Association are: (1) to accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region and (2) to promote regional peace and stability through abiding respect for justice and the rule of law in the relationship among countries in the region and adherence to the principles of the United Nations Charter.  This section of the website contains information on its measures to combat terrorism, and provides to all communiques, statements and policy papers issued from the mid1990s to date.  Topics covered include: drug trafficking, human trafficking, international crime and terrorism..