High Level Segment – Croatia

Agrees with the statement by the Eu previously. We are still far away from reaching goals of 2009 declaration. Questions flexibility of policies due to strength of the dark market, especially due to the cost of policing it. Has seen a drop in funds available to combating drugs. NGOs and civil society deserve to be more inter grated into drug policy formulation. Need to have specific needs in mind and protect human rights. A human approach and full access to prison treatment is necessary but mainly confined to western countries. Need to increase technical knowledge to combat money laundering. Croatia recognises the value of cooperation especially since it now sits on UNODC committee.

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