AIFOCOM

(AIPA Fact Finding Committee)


During 20th AIPA General Assembly in 1999 in Manila, the Philippines, AIPA Member Parliaments conveyed their concern on the seriousness of the drug addiction problem amongst the peoples of the world, especially amongst the peoples of ASEAN Member States. AIPA Member Parliaments were convinced that a drug free ASEAN is attainable through enhanced and concerted regional cooperation in the political, social and institutional domains were also aware of the importance of strengthening institutional linkage between the various ASEAN mechanism involved in the fight against illicit drug trafficking and other transnational crimes, the establishment of AIPA Fact Finding Committee (AIFOCOM) to Combat Drug Menace was thereafter approved on the 22nd AIPO (now AIPA) General Assembly in 2001 in Bangkok Thailand.

The first meeting of AIFOCOM took place in 2002 in Hanoi, Viet Nam where AIPA Member Parliaments presented their country reports on the current drug situation and discussed the Terms of Reference of the AIFOCOM. The AIFOCOM Meeting thenceforth convened once a year and the venue is rotated among the Member Parliaments in alphabetical order. However, during the 13th AIFOCOM Meeting held in 2017 in Manila, the Philippines, AIPA Member Parliaments agreed to transform AIFOCOM into AIPACODD (AIPA Advisory Council on Dangerous Drugs). The resolution on transforming AIFOCOM into AIPACOD was adopted in the 38th AIPA General Assembly in 2017, in Manila, the Philippines.