Communication

Interviews

  • "Colombia adopted the Early Warning System with COPOLAD, which contributes to the well-being of the population and has the potential to save lives."

    Published on 14/05/19

    Dr. Ana María Rueda Rodríguez, Director of Drugs Policies and Related Activities at the Ministry of Justice and Law in Colombia, gives us this extensive interview in which we address some of the priority issues for Colombia for the coming years on the occasion of the publication of its "Integral Policy to Face the Drug Problem: Future Route", as well as the progress made to date, and how COPOLAD has contributed to some of the milestones in the country.

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  • "Thanks to COPOLAD we are putting measures in place for problems which we might not yet be facing but could surface if not addressed now"

    Published on 14/05/19

    Dr. John J. Swift, from the Anti-Drug Strategy Unit of the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) talks about the main priorities of the ONDCP and the Government of Antigua & Barbuda regarding drugs policy, at this time when the country is moving towards the legalization of the regulated production and supply of marijuana for medical and religious purposes.

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  • "COPOLAD contributes to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean getting to know each other more and learning to develop policies with good ideas and management"

    Published on 24/01/19

    The National Service for the Prevention and Rehabilitation of Drug and Alcohol Consumption (SENDA) of Chile is one of the most recognized drug policy agencies in Latin America and as such, its contribution is of great importance in the framework of COPOLAD, in which it actively participates, also, leading studies and key actions during this stage. On the occasion of the appointment of its new National Director, we review its role in COPOLAD and the future prospects from now on.

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  • "Involvement in the activities of COPOLAD has been extremely rewarding and beneficial in respect of institutional strengthening and developing the knowledge-base of Barbados"

    Published on 24/01/19

    The National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA), and under the aegis of the Ministry of Home Affairs has the mandate to achieve the drug demand reduction in schools and the wider community. The Organisation is managed by a Board of Directors and a team of trained staff who coordinates and implements specific programmes and projects for various target audiences in Barbados, of which we talk to Mrs. Betty Hunte, Manager.

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  • "Saint Lucia’s participation in COPOLAD has raised awareness on the highest priority of having a Drug Observatory, that has now become top on the agenda"

    Published on 30/08/18

    Saint Lucia is one of the Caribbean countries which is incorporated to the second phase of the COPOLAD programme, actively participating in many of its activities. We review the work done during these months with the Coordinator of the Substance Abuse Advisory Council Secretariat (SAACS), Charmaine Hippolyte.

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Upcoming activities

  • 4th Intra-regional dialogue Forum on Alternative Development

    Drugs Supply Reduction

    17/07/19 - 18/07/19

    Ciudad La Antigua, Guatemala

  • 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

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