Organization of American States (OAS)

High-level Thematic Debate in support of the process towards the 2016 Special Session of the General Assembly on the World Drug Problem

All official statements are now available here. Opening session H.E. Mr. Sam Kutesa, President of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly The world drug problem affects us all. Drug trafficking affects national institutions. Worldwide markets are worth 332 billion dollars. Men, women and children are trapped in poverty, languish in prison. We …

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Sentencing Reform and Alternatives to Prison

Organized by the Governments of the United States of America, Colombia, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago and the Organization of American States. Michael Botticelli, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, US Each of our countries has specific challenges, but we all know that incarcerating drug users will not solve the problem. It is …

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OAS statement

We are sharing our hemisphere’s perspective on WDP.  Role of OAS.  For 27 years we have worked with all our member states.  CICAD.  I am Executive secretary.  We have three strategies.  Coordinate policies, work on mutual evaluations, offer technical assistance, share good practices with all the countries in the region.  Grateful for their presence here. …

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