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2016 OSCE-wide Anti-Drug Conference, Vienna, Austria

Category
Event
Date(s)
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Subject
Illicit drugs and chemical precursors

Description

The aim of the Conference is to to provide a platform for experts of the OSCE participating States and Partners for Co-operation to discuss challenges of tackling the world drug problem, achievements made and problems encountered in the implementation of the 2009 Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem, as well as support governments in implementation of the UNGASS 2016 outcome document.

Summary

The 2016 OSCE-wide Anti-Drug Conference organized by German OSCE Chairmanship with support of the OSCE’s Strategic Police Matters Unit of the Transnational Threats Department (TNTD/SPMU) will take place on 13-14 October 2016 in Vienna, Austria. It will be devoted to the outcomes of the United National General Assembly special session on the world drug problem (UNGASS 2016) held in New York on 19-21 April 2016. The aim of the Conference is to to provide a platform for experts of the OSCE participating States and Partners for Co-operation to discuss challenges of tackling the world drug problem, achievements made and problems encountered in implementation of the 2009 Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem, as well as support governments in implementation of the UNGASS 2016 outcome document.

Participants will be invited to discuss ways and means of effective countering illicit cultivation, production and trafficking in illicit drugs and their precursors, while ensuring access to controlled drugs to relieve pain and suffering. They will consider how to more efficiently tackle drug-related crime, address prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and reintegration approaches rooted in evidence, science and public health, and discuss cross-cutting issues related to respect for human rights, including rights of the youth, woman and children in designing and implementing balanced drug control policies.

A concept paper and annotated agenda, as well as information for participants will be available in due course.

Information

Added on
28 Jul 2016
Origin
OSCE / Transnational Threats Department / Strategic Police Matters Unit
Type
Conference
Organizer
OSCE / Transnational Threats Department / Strategic Police Matters Unit
Participants
Delegations, Experts, Government officials, International organizations, Law enforcement officers
Keywords
drugs
Rights
OSCE