Plenary Day 2: Statement from Brazil

The drug problem is worse in border areas. As a result, a border strategic plan was established in 2011 between national and local level governments, targeting border trafficking activities. It has led to large seizures of cannabis and cocaine.

The inflow of crack has been an increasing concern, and we have pulled together multiple agencies to develop actions to combat abuse and trafficking of crack.

Another new development is the National Support Penitentiary Programme – designed to direct state actions towards humanising the penitentiary system. Funds have been invested in building new penitentiary systems and training staff to protect the human rights of detainees.

We appeal for the commitment and cooperation of our colleagues, which can be strengthened by technical assistance provided by UNODC.

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