This report was compiled on the basis of contributions received from different rapporteurs and contains detailed descriptions of the discussions as understood by each rapporteur and recommendations of the sessions.
Each issue of the Update contains regional overviews and a special coverage and thematic segments. The special segment of the current issue concerns South Asia, a region which has traditionally been associated with opiates, not synthetic drugs.
This report, produced by the SPMU, provides an overview of the sessions of the Conference that took place in Vienna on 17-18 July 2008 as well as recommendations by the participants. The primary goal of this conference was to identify a potential role for the OSCE in assisting participating States to combating illicit trafficking in drugs and chemical precursors.