National Drugs Observatories

1st COPOLAD II Annual Meeting National Drugs Observatories

National Drugs Observatories

1st COPOLAD II Annual Meeting National Drugs Observatories

The 1st COPOLAD II Annual Meeting of National Drugs Observatories (NDO) congregates in its first edition, 71 high-level representatives from 13 countries of the Caribbean region, 18 from Latin America, and 6 from the European Union (EU), which entails an unprecedented attendance success in the region.

The meeting is organised by COPOLAD, together with the National Council on Drug Abuse of Jamaica, the host country, with the cooperation of the Inter-American Observatory on Drugs (OID) of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD-OAS) and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).

The meeting aims to promote bi-regional cooperation and the exchange of mutual experience between the Community of Latin America and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the EU, and is organized in close coordination with the European Network on Drugs and Drug Addiction (REITOX), that involves all of the EU countries.

Operative Dimension

C1 - National Drugs Observatories
Execution Level
Activity Types
Associated operational objectives

1.1 - Study and assess changes from C1 on the existing needs, to define specific final contents of foreseen activities under Component 1; adjusting them to different groups of countries, in order to establish and/or reinforce the role of National Drugs Observatories in CELAC countries
1.2 - Promote the establishment of sustainable information-sharing agreements between NAs, NDOs and other stakeholders in CELAC countries, which can provide key information to assess threats and deal effectively with the new psychoactive drugs.
1.3 - Test, develop or update evaluation and monitoring tools, processes and tasks, necessary to deepen the knowledge of the drugs situation in CELAC countries with well-established NDOs.
1.4 - Implement a sustainable bi-regional cooperation capacity building strategy focused on enhancing the reporting capacity of NDOs being in an early stage of development.
1.5 - Implement a cooperation capacity building strategy in key areas identified, with special focus on the assessment of rising trends of problematic use of specific drugs.
1.6 - Continue to develop training opportunities focused in building capacities for strategic planning and the use of monitoring methods and tools, which can be mutually complementary.


EMCDDA - European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction Supranational


CICAD/OAS - Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission Supranational


NCDA - National Council on Drug Abuse Jamaica


Participating Institutions

ONDCP - Office of Natinal Drug and Money Laundering control Policy (ONDCP) Antigua & Barbuda
SEDRONAR - Secretariat of Comprehensive Policies on Drugs of the Argentine Nation Argentina
Ministry of National Security. National Antidrug Secretariat Bahamas
NCSA - National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) Barbados
NDACC - National Drug Abuse Control Council (NDACC) Belize
CONALTID - National Council for the Fight against illicit Drug Trafficking Bolivia
SENAD - National Secretariat for Policies on Drugs - Ministry of Justice Brazil
SENDA - National Service for the Prevention and Rehabilitation of Drug and Alcohol Consumption Chile
Cyprus Anti-Drugs Council Cyprus
Policy division of drug Enforcement. Ministry of Justice and Law Colombia
University Foundation Sanitas Colombia
ICD - Costa Rican Drug Institute Costa Rica
Ministry of Justice Cuba
National Drug Department Ministry of Health Dominica
STD - Technical Secretary of Drugs Ecuador
CNA - National Anti-Drug Commission El Salvador
DGPNSD - Government Delegation for the National Plan on Drugs Spain
University Autonoma of Madrid Spain
NCODC - National Council of Drug Control (NCODC) Grenada
St. George's University Grenada
SECCATID - Executive Secretariat for the Commission Against Addictions and Illicit Drug Trafficking Guatemala
Ministry of Public Security Guyana
CONALD - Commission Nationale de Lutte contre la Drogue (CONALD) Haiti
DNII - National Directorate for State Research and Intelligence Honduras
NCDA - National Council on Drug Abuse Jamaica
University of Technology Jamaica
University of West Indies. Caribbean Institute for health research Jamaica
CONADIC - National Commission against Addictions Mexico
National Police Nicaragua
CONAPRED - National Commission for the Study and Prevention of Drug-related Crimes Panama
SND - Secretaría Nacional Antidrogas (SND) Paraguay
COPOLAD - Cooperation Programme between Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union on Drugs Policies Parte Contratante
DEVIDA - National Commission for Development and Life Without Drugs Peru
National Bureau for Drug Prevention Poland
SICAD - General-Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies Portugal
Office of the Government of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
CND - National Drug Council Dominican Republic
NCDAP - National Council on Drug Abuse Prevention (NCDAP) St. Kitts & Nevis
CICAD/OAS - Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission Supranational
EMCDDA - European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction Supranational
NADC - National Anti-drug Council (NADC) Surinam
NDC - National Drug Council (NDC) Trinidad and Tobago
JND - National Drug Board Uruguay
Catholic University of Paraguay. Political and Social Science Department Uruguay
ONA - National Anti-Drug Office Venezuela



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