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  • Latin America and the Caribbean at 3rd Annual COPOLAD Conference:

    Latin America and the Caribbean at 3rd Annual COPOLAD Conference: "The gender perspective needs to be included in drugs policies"

    Published on 19/06/18

    COPOLAD celebrates its 3rd Annual Conference, which this year is dedicated to encouraging the incorporation of the gender approach and women's empowerment in a cross-cutting manner. In this third annual edition, COPOLAD is bringing together in this conference 57 delegations, 33 from Latin America and the Caribbean. 12 Countries of the European Union, together with 10 international organizations, Including UN Women and UNODC, are joining the dialogue with the CELAC countries on this top-priority issue for the European Union within the framework of the 2030 Global Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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  • Countries participating in Copolad present achievements before the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs

    Countries participating in Copolad present achievements before the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs

    Published on 13/03/18

    Among other objectives, COPOLAD supports the implementation of Early Warning Systems (EWS) to identify new threats related to drugs. It also covers the support of countries of the CELAC region committed to making significant progress in the implementation of Alternative Development strategies. In this framework, COPOLAD presents some success stories in both fields, emphasising the opportunities opened by some peer to peer cooperation exercises under development.

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  • COPOLAD finalises in Lima dialogue process on Alternative Development between CELAC countries

    COPOLAD finalises in Lima dialogue process on Alternative Development between CELAC countries

    Published on 27/02/18

    In Peru, seven Latin American and three Caribbean countries gather during the third edition of the Intra-Regional Dialogue Forums on Alternative Development, in the framework of COPOLAD, with the aim of reviewing experiences exchanged between countries since the first forum held in Bogotá in 2016.

    Best practices regarding inclusive and sustainable value chains, a key element in successfully selling products from crops based on Alternative and Comprehensive Development.

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  • Brasilia hosts 2nd COPOLAD Annual Week on Precursors

    Brasilia hosts 2nd COPOLAD Annual Week on Precursors

    Published on 27/11/17

    • In collaboration with the National Secretariat for Drug Policy of Brazil (SENAD), the National Sanitary Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) and the Federal Police of Brazil (FP), 34 countries learn from the experience of Brazil on clandestine laboratories.
    • More than 90 experts in the field of illicit drugs and precursors control and acquisition of information on suspicious operations and possible deviations are gathered in Brasilia.
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  • European Drugs Agency welcomes Drug Observatories from 32 Latin American and Caribbean countries

    European Drugs Agency welcomes Drug Observatories from 32 Latin American and Caribbean countries

    Published on 13/11/17

    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.

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Upcoming activities

  • 3rd Meeting of the Working Group (WG) Early Warning System

    National Drugs Observatories

    26/07/18 - 27/07/18

    Montevideo, Uruguay

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