More than 90 experts in the field of control of illicit drug precursors and information gathering of suspicious operations and possible deviations gather in Brasilia. The reduction of harmful environmental impact, derived from the dismantling of clandestine laboratories for the illicit manufacture of drugs, a highlighted topic of this edition.
2nd Intra-regional dialogue forum in Alternative Development
Drugs Supply Reduction
Dialogue, exchange, and implementation of good practices and how to integrate them to development projects such as the reduction of poverty, equitable sustainable development, and the protection of the environment, are objectives of this forum. 9 countries from Latin America and 4 from the Caribbean gather in Santa Cruz (Bolivia) during the second edition of this Forum of Intra-Regional Dialogue in the framework of COPOLAD, programme financed by the European Union. The Minister of Governance of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Dr Carlos Romero Bonifaz, has opened this event where Bolivia will share its experience on comprehensive development, participation and social control, and will show visiting countries its projects in the Tropic of Cochabamba.
COPOLAD meets countries’ demand from Latin America and the Caribbean to visit the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) which is reference agency of the EU. Spain leads this yearly initiative that on this occasion convenes in Lisbon more than 70 experts with the objective to keep promoting development and cooperation among the National Drug Observatories of the CELAC region. Portugal successful example serves as a reference for best practices in the region and will be presented to the visiting countries.