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CICAD of the OAS Inaugurates 72 Regular Session in Washington, DC

  November 7, 2022

The Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) of the Organization of American States (OAS) will open its 72nd regular session in Washington D.C. TOMORROW Tuesday November 8, 2022.

The inaugural session will include presentations by (in order of participation):

• Fernando Ramírez Serrano, Director, Costa Rican Institute on Drugs (ICD), Costa Rica, Chair of CICAD;
• Adam Namm, Executive Secretary, CICAD/OAS;
• Luis Oliveira, Secretary, Secretariat for Multidimensional Security/OAS;
• Zully Rolón Esquivel, Minister Secretary, National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD) Paraguay, Vice Chair of CICAD; Y
• Luis Almagro, Secretary General, OAS.

The inauguration will be broadcast - with interpretation in Spanish, English, French and Portuguese - live on the OAS Website, OAS Facebook page and YouTube.

The full agenda of the meeting, which will be held until November 11, will include the election of the 2022-2023 Chair and Vice Chair of CICAD; panels and presentations on a variety of drug-related topics; the presentation of the Work Plan of the Executive Secretariat of CICAD for 2023; the presentation of the reports and election of 2023 authorities for the groups of experts of CICAD; and the presentation of the national reports of the Multilateral Evaluation Mechanism on Measures to Control and Counter Illicit Drug Cultivation, Production, Trafficking and Distribution, and to Address their Causes and Consequences (supply reduction). The Executive Secretariat of CICAD will also present its Report on Drug Supply in the Americas 2022.

The meeting agenda and other relevant documents are available here.

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WHAT: Inauguration of the 72nd regular session of CICAD of the OAS

WHEN: November 8, 2022, at 9:30 EST (14:30 GMT)

WHERE: OAS website, Facebook and YouTube

Reference: AVI-184/22