• "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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  • "The implementation of a broader concept of Alternative Development would help to reduce drug trafficking, which affects the society so much and would promote the development of the communities"

    Published on 30/08/18

    From Honduras, the Deputy Commissioner Ever Danilo Mejía Mejía, National Deputy Manager of Research and Intelligence (DNII),  and Executive Secretary for Counternarcotics, talks on the drugs policy in his country, both from the drug supply and demand reduction, and also takes a stock of their participation in the COPOLAD Programme up to date.

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  • "The promotion and strengthening of cooperation mechanisms within the framework of the COPOLAD programme have enabled Guatemala to strengthen programmes and plans on drugs and addictions with full observance of Human Rights"

    Published on 10/05/18

    From Guatemala, the Executive Secretary for the Commission Against Addictions and Illicit Drug Trafficking (SECCATID), explains the progress and challenges that his country faces when it comes to building a sustainable and evidence-based strategy in the field of drugs policies.

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  • "COPOLAD is assisting Jamaica and other Caribbean countries in building the blocks that are necessary for solid policymaking"

    Published on 10/05/18

    Dr. Michael Tucker, Director of the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA in Jamaica talks about the developments made in his country and shares his reflections on the benefits of the regional cooperation and the participation of his country in COPOLAD.

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  • "Women have their own characteristics in which it is necessary to think when public policy on drugs is developed"

    Published on 15/01/18

    The Technical Secretariat for Comprehensive Prevention on Drugs of Ecuador, Ledy Zúñiga Rocha, analyse, among other topics, the recently announced National Plan for Comprehensive Prevention and Control of the socio-economic phenomenon of Drugs 2017-2021.

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Upcoming activities

  • 3rd Annual Week on Precursors

    Drugs Supply Reduction

    12/11/18 - 15/11/18

    Lisbon, Portugal

  • 2nd Meeting for the validation of basic and advanced quality and evidence-based criteria for treatment and prevention programmes

    Drugs Demand Reduction

    20/11/18 - 22/11/18

    Santiago, Chile

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