About Us  

The INTER-AMERICAN DRUG ABUSE CONTROL COMMISSION (KNOWN BY ITS SPANISH-LANGUAGE ACRONYM, CICAD) is the consultative and advisory body of the OAS on the drug issue. It serves as a forum for OAS member states to discuss and find solutions to the drug problem and provides them technical assistance to increase their capacity to counter the drug problem.

Since its establishment in 1986, CICAD and its EXECUTIVE SECRETARIAT have responded to the ever-changing challenges of drug control, expanding OAS efforts to promote regional cooperation and coordination with and among OAS member states.

Through the Strategy, OAS member states recognize the importance of efforts made to address the world drug problem, including ratification and implementation of relevant international conventions, and at the same time, acknowledge the need to strengthen drug policies, strategies, and actions.






The Hemispheric Plan of Action on Drugs (2021-2025), a guide for the implementation of the Strategy, supports member states and reiterates their commitment to placing individuals at the core of drug policies and programs and furthering tangible progress in addressing the world drug problem within the framework of the three international drug control conventions and other relevant international instruments, in full respect of the principles of international law, the United Nations Charter, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

CICAD works closely with partners such as the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the International Narcotics Control Board, the Pan American Halth Organization, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, and the Regional Security System. CICAD also maintains strong ties with civil society, including the participation of civil society in all CICAD regular sessions.


74 Period of Sessions of CICAD


CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR

The Chair and Vice Chair positions are held by Member States. When more than one name appears for a term, it is due to the government changing its representative.

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Uruguay

CHAIR

Daniel Radío
Secretary General
National Secretariat on Drugs


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Antigua and Barbuda

VICE CHAIR

Edward Croft
Director
Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP)

CICAD Commissioners

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda
Edward Croft
Director
Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP)

Argentina

Argentina
Roberto Esteban Moro
Secretary
Secretariat for Comprehensive Policies on Drugs of the Argentine Nation

Barbados

Barbados
Betty Hunte
Manager
National Council on Substance Abuse

Belize

Belize
Esner Vellos
Director
National Drug Abuse Control Council (NDACC)

Bolivia

Bolivia
Jaime Mamani Espíndola
Viceminister
Viceministry of Social Defense and Controlled Substances

Brazil

Brazil
Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado
National Secretary
Drug Policy and Asset Management

Canada

Canada
Deborah Gomes-Schultz
Director
International Crime and Drugs, Global Affairs Canada

Chile

Chile
Natalia Riffo
Director
National Service for Prevention and Rehabilitation of Drug and Alcohol Consumption (SENDA)

Colombia

Colombia
Camilo Eduardo Umaña
Viceminister
Viceministry of Criminal Policy and Restorative Justice

Costa Rica

Costa Rica
Fernando Ramírez Serrano
Director General
Costa Rican Institute on Drugs

Dominica

Dominica
John Carbon
Inspector
Police Department

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic
Jaime Marte Martinez
President
National Drug Council

Ecuador

Ecuador
Fernando Roberto Jacome Gavilanez
National Director of Cooperation and International Relations
Ministry of Public Health of Ecuador

El Salvador

El Salvador
Eduardo Loyola Arguello
Executive Director
National Anti Drug Commission

Grenada

Grenada
Elizabeth Japal
Secretary
Drug Control Secretariat

Guatemala

Guatemala
Fredy Anzueto Villatoro
Executive Secretary
Commission against Addictions and Illicit Drug Trafficking - SECCATID

Guyana

Guyana
James Singh
Head of the Customs
Anti-Narcotics Unit

Haiti

Haiti
Lener Renauld
Coordinator
National Commission for the Fight Against Drugs (CONALD)

Honduras

Honduras
Zoilo Hernandez Padilla
National Directorate of Investigation and Intelligence

Jamaica

Jamaica

Mexico

Mexico
Alejandro Gertz Manero
Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General of the Republic

Panama

Panama
Javier Enrique Caraballo Salazar
Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General

Paraguay

Paraguay
Jalil Rachid
Secretary Minister
National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD)

Peru

Peru
Carlos Antonio Figueroa Henostroza
Executive President
National Commission for Development and Life without Drugs (DEVIDA)

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis
Everson Hull
Permanent Representative
Permanent Mission of St. Kitts And Nevis To the OAS

Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia
Benson Emile
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health and Wellness

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Cuthbert Knights
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment

Suriname

Suriname
Guno Roosenhoff
Manager
Police Academy at Korps Politie Suriname

The Bahamas

The Bahamas
Terrance Fountain
Director
National Anti-Drug Secretariat, Ministry of National Security

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago
Jennifer Boucaud-Blake
Chair of the National Drug Council
Ministry of National Security

United States of America

United States of America
Charisse Phillips
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Western Hemisphere Programs and Aviation, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

Uruguay

Uruguay
Daniel Radío
Secretary General
National Drug Secretariat

Venezuela

Venezuela