Experts from police agencies and other institutions responsible for fighting drug trafficking will discuss ways to enhance international anti-drug co-operation.
The event will bring together national and international experts. Practitioners from participating States, Partners for Co-operation and representatives of international organizations will have the opportunity 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.
OSCE participating States are seriously concerned about the spread of illicit drugs, including heroin from Afghanistan and synthetic drugs, as one of the most profitable and dangerous forms of trans-national organized crime in the OSCE area. They are also concerned about the serious challenges and threats posed by the links between illicit drug trafficking and terrorism and other national and trans-national criminal activities and trans-national criminal networks.
Three-member delegations from participating States are invited. Ideally, this will include officials and practitioners from the participating States who are directly involved in international co-operation in fighting the threat of illicit drugs. Partners for Co-operation, other international organizations, relevant OSCE institutions, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly are also be invited to attend.
The conference agenda will include such topics as “Combating synthetic drugs throughout the OSCE area”, “Countering illicit trafficking in cocaine in the OSCE area”, “Countering illicit trafficking in Afghan opiates in the OSCE area” and “Enhancing cross-border co-operation and Intelligence-sharing in fighting illicit drugs”.