4th Bi-Regional Meeting EU-CELAC for the Exchange of Best Practices: Cross-cutting seminar in the field of Money laundering
Drugs Supply Reduction
This seminar will be a follow-up opportunity to continue the exchange of information/intelligence opened in C1 regarding exchanges of best practices in the area of money laundering from drug trafficking, asset investigation and the role of Asset Recovery Offices, as well as recycling the proceeds of crime into national drugs control structures. All those aspects are key to analyse emerging trends and best approaches to face all challenges in this field. In C2, special emphasis is be placed on National Legislation; the roles of Police and Public Prosecutor’s Office regarding seizure, precautionary and provisional measures and confiscation; money and other assets seizure, its legal nature and registration aspects; the identification of best practices for managing seized assets and legal tools; computerized systems for registering, informing and managing as well as the importance of international, multilateral and bi-lateral cooperation in order to locate, recover and confiscate assets.
Side Event COPOLAD at 62nd CND 2018: The role of coordination in drug policy: success stories in the framework of COPOLAD II
Leading CELAC countries participating in the Cooperation Programme between Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union on Drugs Policies, COPOLAD II, will be presenting examples on how coordination between different institutions is a basic strategy for developing effective policies on drugs, in line with the Development Goals 2030. The panel will be co-shared by Spain and the European Commission (as leading country and financial source of COPOLAD II).
2nd COPOLAD II Working Group 1 meeting on Precursors
Drugs Supply Reduction
A follow-up meeting of the first meeting of the working group of Latin America in this field, organized in Lisbon (Portugal) on November 12, 2018. Its objective is to progress in the analysis of the case studies that are currently being prepared by the member countries of the group (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela). Once their cases are presented, they will work afterward together on recommendations and lessons learned.
Expert consultation on harmonization of mechanisms and tools to ensure Quality: UNODC-PAHO / WHO and COPOLAD
Drugs Demand Reduction
The objective is to agree on a set of common essential criteria that will constitute the tool to ensure quality agreed upon from the previous validation processes carried out by UNODC-WHO and COPOLAD. In addition, we work on the outline of a common implementation protocol to be used by both organizations in their work with countries interested in improving their drug treatment systems and services, in line with the UNODC - WHO International Standards for treatment. of drug use disorders and quality standards previously agreed by the CELAC countries within the framework of COPOLAD.