The Conference took place in Vienna on 28-29 June 2007 and was designed to facilitate the exchange of information on the production of and trafficking in illicit drugs, to discuss the implementation of relevant OSCE commitments and to consider further measures to enhance international co-operation in fighting the threat of illicit drugs.
The event brought together over 100 national and international experts. Practitioners from participating States, Partners for Co-operation and representatives of international organizations exchanged information on the production and trafficking in illicit drugs. They also discussed the implementation of relevant OSCE commitments and examined further measures to enhance international co-operation in fighting the threat of illicit drugs.
During the two day conference, the keynote speakers provided briefings on synthetic drugs, cocaine smuggling, Afghan heroin trafficking and cross border co-operation within the OSCE region. Experts from 40 different agencies provided each other with the most up to date information and had a unique opportunity to network with each other. Along with identifying current best practices the experts discussed challenges and threats posed by the links between illicit drug trafficking, terrorism and trans-national organized crime networks. Summary of discussion and recommendations are mentioned below under the headings of each session.