The Summit of Heads of State and Governments in Cartagena gave the Organisation of American States a mandate to produce two documents: an analytical reports to look at current trends, best practices, and policy challenges; and a set of scenarios about what might happen in the future and the results that could be expected in each scenario. The objective of the reports is to assist the Americas' leaders to find a better way to address the challenges posed by illicit drugs.

These scenarios are stories about what 'could' happen in the future in and around the hemispheric drug system, based on current trends, and including relevant political, economic, social, cultural and international dynamics.

The scenarios were drafted by a team of outstanding individuals from security, business, health, education, indigenous cultures, international organisations, the justice system, civil society, and politics, including former and current government officials from across the Americas.

Four case scenarios are presented here: Together, Pathways, Resilience, and Disruption.

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