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Rafael Parada
Chief of the Supply Reduction Unit

Based on a multidimensional, comprehensive, and evidence-based approach, the mission of the Executive Secretariat of CICAD' Supply Reduction Unit (CICAD/SRU) is to support OAS member states in strengthening their capacity to counter the illicit production, manufacturing, trafficking, and sale of drugs in the region.

In this context, the CICAD/SRU provides specialized training and technical assistance to member states in the following programmatic areas:

  • Counterdrug police intelligence capacity building;
  • Control of chemical precursors used in the illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances;
  • Maritime, riverine and port narcotrafficking;
  • Drug trafficking by air; and
  • Promotion of gender equality in counterdrug law enforcement agencies.

Likewise, CICAD/SRU supports CICAD’s Group of Experts on Maritime Narcotrafficking and CICAD’s Group of Experts on Chemical Substances and Pharmaceutical Products.

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Cover of the Report on a purple background, with the drawing of three hands holding three signs: the icon of woman on the left, the equal sign, and icon of man on the right.
June, 2020
GENLEA Handbook
Strategies and Good Practices for Strengthening Gender Equality in Counterdrug Law Enforcement Agencies
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November, 2019
CICAD’s Model Regulations
For the Control of Chemical Substances used in the Illicit Manufacture of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances
December, 2023
Reference Guide
for the Development or Updating of Regulations for the Comprehensive Handling and Final Disposal of Seized or Confiscated Chemical Substances