High Level Segment – Cuba

Endorses statements by G77 and GRULAC. Cuba stresses importance of UNODC and support it in its role in preparing for UNGASS 2016 and Cuba will participate actively in the process. World Drug Problem contributes to many problems and so must be tackled in a comprehensive way with international cooperation. Drug abuse is a public health problem. Strategies and policies should be state based, and respect national sovereignty. Cuba has developed prevention programmes which have had positive effects. Cuba reaffirms that international cooperation and exchange of information is fundamental to tackle the world drug problem. Technical assistance is important. New challenges have emerged, NPS, trafficking, cyber technologies. Cuba can reaffirm commitment at last GRULAC conference.

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