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OAS Receives Inputs from Civil Society on Drug Policies in the Americas

  May 8, 2013

The Organization of American States (OAS) will hold, tomorrow, Thursday, May 9, at its headquarters in Washington, DC, the 10th Hemispheric Forum with Civil Society and Social Actors on the central theme of the General Assembly of the organization of this year, "Toward a Comprehensive Anti-Drug Policy in the Americas".

The Forum has as its objective the exchange of ideas and the development of proposals and recommendations on the theme of the General Assembly, which will take place between June 4 and 6 in Antigua, Guatemala. The Secretary of External Relations of the OAS, Alfonso Quiñonez, and the Chair of the Permanent Council and Permanent Representative of Panama, Ambassador Arturo Ulises Vallarino, will take part in the opening session. Representatives of more than 40 civil society organizations from the member countries will participate, together with technical experts in the field.

At the end of the Forum, participants will prepare an official document with recommendations which will be presented by the participants in a special joint session with the Committee on Inter-American Summits Management and Civil Society Participation in OAS Activities (CISC) with the Preparatory Committee of the General Assembly of La Antigua, Guatemala.

More information on this event is available here.

WHAT: 10th Hemispheric Forum with Civil Society and Social Actors on drug policies in the Americas

WHEN: May 9, 2013 from 8:45 EDT (14:45 GMT) to 17:30 EDT, and May 10, 2013, from 10:00 (16:00) at 11:30 EDT ( 15:30 GMT)

WHERE: May 9: Padilha Vidal Room
OAS General Secretariat Building
1889 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 2006

May 10: Simón Bolívar Hall
Organization of American States
19th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20006

Reference: AVI-133/13