Source: Organization of American States

The Foreign Minister of Guatemala, Carlos Raúl Morales, and the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, today presented to the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) the resolution on the drug problem adopted by the XLVI OAS Special General Assembly in Guatemala in September 2014, to be considered as an input for the special meeting of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGASS 2016) on the issue, to be held in 2016.

Following the presentation of the document, Foreign Minister Morales said “the historic opportunity to agree on a more humane and more effective global drug policy must begin at UNGASS 2016.” He said, “In discussing and exploring new strategies and policies to address the world drug problem, we have to consider not only prohibition and liberalization.”

For his part, Secretary General Insulza highlighted that the OAS “has been very active over the last three years” on the issue of drugs, “analyzing the issue from technical and political points of view.” The OAS leader recalled that the institution presented in 2013 an extensive Report on the issue, which was the result of a mandate from the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia in April 2012.

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