6. The world drug problem
The objective is to strengthen bi-regional dialogue and effectiveness of joint efforts to tackle the world drug problem as identified and developed in the framework of the EULAC Coordination and Cooperation Mechanism on Drugs in accordance with the principle of common and shared responsibility through an integrated and balanced approach and in conformity with international law.
a. Further develop and strengthen the EU-LAC Coordination and Cooperation Mechanism on Drugs.
b. Intensify our cooperation in the framework of the United Nations, notably within the Commission on Narcotic Drugs to combat, among other issues, drug trafficking carried out by organized crime and criminal organizations.
* Cooperation activities and initiatives
c. Support the establishment of EU-LAC networks to share experiences, know-how and best practices to tackle the world drug problem, via policy development and capacity building such as the “COPOLAD” programme.
d. Strengthen regional security cooperation structures and fostering regional cooperation in the fight against illicit drugs and related crimes, in the Caribbean under the 10th EDF regional programme.
e. Strengthen cooperation against the diversion and illicit trafficking of chemical precursors.
ebis Strengthen cooperation against drug related money laundering. f. Promote comprehensive prevention programmes, health assistance, drug addiction and social treatment and social re-integration to reduce drug consumption and abuse.
g. Cooperate on alternative development in regions where crops are cultivated for the production of illicit drugs, including, as appropriate, preventive alternative development, with an integrated and sustainable approach. Give due attention to technical assistance, in relation to the chain of production and commercialization of products of alternative development.
h. Promote initiatives to tackle the consequences of the world drug problem on the environment, in accordance with national policies.
i. Advance implementation of commitments adopted in the Political Declaration and Plan of Action approved at the 52nd session of the CND held in 2009.
* Expected results
j. Strengthened bi-regional cooperation, coordination and exchange of information on:
- demand reduction;
- supply reduction;
- alternative development, including, as appropriate, preventive alternative development;
- law enforcement, customs and judicial matters;
- drug related trafficking in arms and ammunition;
- drug related money laundering and the diversion of precursors;
- judicial organization and drug legislation and institutional capacity building, at both political and technical level;
- increased prevention campaigns and enhanced programmes for rehabilitation of drug users
- drug related environmental impact.
- Strengthened capacity of institutional actors in reducing drugs demand and supply, and in dealing with the overall consequences of the world drug problem
- Presentation of joint initiatives in the UN framework and enhanced implementation of commitments.
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