Twenty-sixth Meeting of Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies, Latin America and the Caribbean (HONLAC)

3 to 7 October 2016, Santiago, Chile

 

The 26th meeting of the Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies (HONLEA), Latin America and the Caribbean was held at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago de Chile, from 3 to 7 October 2016.

More than 80 participants from 25 States members of HONLEA discussed the major regional trafficking trends and effective countermeasures, international cooperation and technical assistance.The meeting covered a wide range of issues, and included three working groups on:

(a)   Regional and international initiatives to combat trafficking;

(b)   Comprehensive and balanced drug-related policies through cooperation and coordination mechanisms among domestic authorities at all levels;

(c)   Countering illicit traffic in new psychoactive substance, amphetamine-type stimulants, including methamphetamine, and precursors.

An additional, UNGASS-related working group was held on "Mainstreaming gender perspectives in drug-related policies and programmes: a gender-responsive approach to addressing the world drug problem".

The meeting was very productive in discussion and provided interesting elements on the nature of the drug problem in the region from the perspective of Chiefs of anti-narcotics police and other drug control authorities. A series of recommendations were adopted that will be brought to the consideration of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs at its next session in 2017.

Delegations also discussed how they could contribute to the follow up to the 2016 Special Session of the General Assembly on the World Drug Problem, drawing on the regional experiences, with a view to ensuring the implementation of the recommendations contained in its Outcome document.

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Title

E - F - S Questionnaire
E - F - S Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an integrated and balanced strategy to counter the world drug problem
E - F - S Joint Ministerial Statement of the 2014 High-Level Review by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs of the Implementation by Member States of the Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an  Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem

E - F - S

Outcome document adopted by the General Assembly at its special session on the world drug problem (19-21 April 2016, New York), entitled "Out joint commitment to effectively addressing and countering the world drug problem"

UNODC/HONLAC/26/1

Provisional agenda and annotations

UNODC/HONLAC/26/2

Statistics on drug trafficking trends in Americas and worldwide

UNODC/HONLAC/26/3

Current situation with respect to regional and subregional cooperation

UNODC/HONLAC/26/4

Implementation of the recommendations adopted at the Twenty-fifth Meeting of HONLEA, Latin America and the Caribbean

UNODC/HONLAC/26/5

Organization of the Twenty-seventh Meeting of HONLEA, Latin America and the Caribbean

UNODC/HONLAC/26/CRP.1

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Background Note of the Secretariat: Working group on mainstreaming gender perspectives in drug-related policies and programmes: a gender-responsive approach to addressing the world drug problem