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High Level Segment – South Africa

Supports the statements of the African Group and the G77. South Africa is confident that member states to meet the 2019 targets on poppy, coca and others. Thanks Yury Fedatov, and share his assessment in her recent report. Increase in cannabis plantation in Africa are of concern. South Africa is a transit point. In order to address the challenges SA have adopted a plan focussed on prevention, integration. A nationwide database to track drug crimes. SA has established an inter ministerial group focussed on prevention. Police have played a role in drug demand and supply control to disrupt activities. Tackling the world drug problem requires international coordination. The African Plan for Drug control was adopted. We need to redouble efforts to address the targets in the 2009 political declaration. Looking forward to UNGASS 2016.

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