CND Day 1 – Plenary Statement on behalf of GRULAC

Group reaffirms commitment to the Political Declaration and Action Plan adopted at the High Level Segment of CND in 2009.

Highlight efforts to combat cultivation in the region, including an 18% reduction in coca growing in Colombia. Key challenge is to maintain alternative development activities. Alternative development is essential to creating and maintaining a sustainable economic alternative to growing narcotics crops.

Also increased ability of detecting and preventing illicit traffic, especially via air, by increasing control and monitoring of national air space.

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