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  • Inter-institutional coordination, a key element for the effectiveness of drug policies

    Inter-institutional coordination, a key element for the effectiveness of drug policies

    Published on 18/06/19

    The 4th Annual Conference of the Programme of Cooperation between Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union on Drug Policies (COPOLAD) led by Spain, brings together 45 countries from Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union in Suriname, together with 11 supranational entities and international organizations. Delegations point to the need to improve inter-agency coordination processes to respond to drug-related problems. The exchange of best practices between countries of both regions, an added value in this annual dialogue forum of reference in the sector.
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  • COPOLAD Meeting in Madrid brings together police experts, Prosecutors, Financial Intelligence and Asset Recovery Officers from Latin America, the Caribbean and the EU to combat money laundering and manage asset recovery from illicit drug trafficking

    COPOLAD Meeting in Madrid brings together police experts, Prosecutors, Financial Intelligence and Asset Recovery Officers from Latin America, the Caribbean and the EU to combat money laundering and manage asset recovery from illicit drug trafficking

    Published on 22/05/19

    Money Laundering and Asset Recovery, central topics of the EU-CELAC Bi-regional Meeting for the exchange of best practices, organised by COPOLAD. Meeting organised by FIIAPP under the leadership of the CITCO (Spanish Ministry of the Interior) and the collaboration of the DGPNSD (Ministry of Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Welfare), gathers around one hundred representatives from 35 countries and key multilateral institutions in Madrid.

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  • 33 countries participating in COPOLAD present in Prague progress in their National Drug Observatories

    33 countries participating in COPOLAD present in Prague progress in their National Drug Observatories

    Published on 26/03/19

    For one week, 28 countries from Latin America and the Caribbean will present their national drug reports, key instruments for defining effective drug policies to confront emerging problems. The establishment of Early Warning Systems in 10 countries, a milestone in the region. The development of National Drug Observatories is key to the formulation of evidence-based policies in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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  • Workshop Planning System: Step@aTime, for countries of South Cone and Andean region

    Drugs Demand Reduction

    30/07/19 - 31/07/19

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Bi-regional High-level Conference on Alternatives to Prison

    Drugs Demand Reduction

    Drugs Supply Reduction

    19/09/19 - 20/09/19

    Montevideo, Uruguay

  • 3rd COPOLAD II Working Groups 1 & 2 meeting on Precursors

    Drugs Supply Reduction

    25/09/19 - 27/09/19

    Brussels, Belgium

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