The purpose of this meeting is to present the projects of Drug Demand Reduction (RDD) that are being carried out by each organization invited to the meeting (Inter-American Observatory on Drugs (OID) / CICAD, the Office of International Affairs of Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL), the Cooperation Programme between Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union in Drugs Policies (COPOLAD), the Latin American Federation of Therapeutic Communities (FLACT), the Ibero-American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations that work in Drugs and Addictions (RIOD), the International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP), the International Consortium of Universities for the Demand Reduction of Drugs (ICUDDR)). In addition, the sessions explore the possibilities of executing joint programs, as well as the review of strategies and objectives for projects in the region. COPOLAD presents the training actions, validation of quality criteria and development of planning and evaluation instruments, which is being carried out in the area of Drug Demand Reduction.
On behalf of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), Adam Namm, Executive Secretary, and by the US Department of State, Brian Harris, Director of the Office of Programming, Coordination and Policy from the Office of International Affairs of Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL), give the welcoming words, accompanied by Brian Morales, Director of the NIL Anti-Narcotics Division.
The Inter-American Observatory on Drugs (OID) / CICAD / OAS, presents data on drug use and the challenges and needs in the field of RDD in the hemisphere, as well as the scope of the work of the Expert Group on Reduction of Demand for CICAD for 2019, which is chaired by Chile.
0.3 - Ensure visibility of COPOLAD and its activities and disseminate the contents in the main political and professional forums in the field of drug policies to be held both internationally and in CELAC.
0.4 - Establish the necessary institutional contacts to avoid duplication with already developed initiatives and ensure synergies with ongoing initiatives, both within the EU and CELAC.