Paraguay starts the development of a National Policy on Drugs


Celebrating the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Asunción participated in an event held at the Palacio de López (President's Office), in the presence of the President of the Republic, Horacio Cartes, ministers and members of the diplomacy in Paraguay. Besides the commemoration of June 26  th, the event served as a kick-off for the development of a National Policy on Drugs for Paraguay. This activity is led by the National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD) and with the technical support of UNODC, spreading the messages of the Secretary-General and Executive Director alluding to this date and announcing the launch of  World Drug Report 2015.

The main roundtable of the event was formed by:

- Luis Rojas, Executive Secretary of SENAD

- Francisco De Vargas, Interior Minister

- José Manuel Martínez, UNODC

National Authorities also participated:

- Horacio Cartes Jara, President of the Republic

- Francisco Javier Díaz Verón, Attorney General

- Marco Antonio Alcaráz, Deputy Prosecutor

- Javier Ibarra, Vice-minister of Interior

- Críspulo Sotelo, Commander of the National Police

- Marta Justina Lafuente, Minister of Education and Culture

- Eladio Ramón Loizaga, Minister of Foreign Relations

- Oscar Atilio Boidanich, Minister Secretary of Prevention of Money Laundering

- María Soledad Quiñonez, Minister Secretary Anticorruption

- Nancy del Valle, Vice Minister of SENAD

- María Soledad Saldivar, Ministry, Foreign Relations

 Ambassadors from:

Argentina, Brazil, China (Taiwan), European Union, Germany, Korea, México, Perú, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Venezuela.

Further Information

World Drug Report

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