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The idea to transform AIFOCOM into AIPACODD (AIPA Advisory Council on Dangerous Drugs) was presented during the 13th Meeting AIPA Fact-Finding Committee (AIFOCOM) in Philippines, 2017. The idea was first conveyed prior to the meeting, during the consultation between the Philippines, as the host of the event, and AIPA Secretariat, regarding the status of Technical Working Group (TWG) of AIFOCOM which has not reached consensus and has no clear decision made by AIPA Member Parliaments. AIPACODD is proposed in order AIFOCOM to work beyond fact-finding into taking concrete action for better efficiency and coordination on drug menace across the region and also to strengthening its role and mandate as parliamentary tool to combat drug menace. AIPACODD is proposed to strengthen the role and mandate of AIFOCOM as parliamentary tool to combat drug menace across the region. Through AIPACODD, it will be no longer fact-finding only, but also taking concrete action by providing consultation and recommendation for executive and legislative bodies to have better coordination in combating drug menace. The resolution on The Transformation from AIFOCOM into AIPACODD was adopted during the 38th AIPA General Assembly in Manila, the Philippines. The first meeting of AIPACODD will be held in June 2018, and shall continue at least once a year in the future, preferably before the General Assembly. Further meetings may be agreed upon by the member countries on a consensus upon proposal of the chairperson with the consent of the incumbent president of AIPA.