Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission

Commission interaméricaine de lutte contre l'abus des drogues
Comisión Interamericana para el Control del Abuso de Drogas (CICAD)
Comissão Interamericana para o Controle do Abuso de Drogas

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1986-11 Washington DC USA


Established Nov 1986, Washington DC (USA), by General Assembly of the D-XD3030 - OAS through resolution AG/RES 813 (XVI-0/86). A technically autonomous agency of OAS working within the framework of 'Inter-American Program of Action of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Against the Illicit Use and Production of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances and Traffic Therein', the Anti-Drug Strategy in the Hemisphere (1996) and the mandates of the OAS General Assembly.


Alleviate the immediate and substantial threat to political stability, democratic institutions and the economic growth and wellbeing of the peoples of the Americas by: reducing illicit drug production, supply, trafficking and use/abuse and its detrimental societal effects; controlling illicit trafficking in and use/abuse of legal drugs. Promote and strengthen inter-American cooperation to attack the complex transnational chain of operations that makes up illicit drug trafficking - including production, manufacture, distribution, marketing, use/abuse - and its effects, such as money laundering and arms trafficking.


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Plenary Session of the Commission (twice a year). Secretary General of OAS appoints Executive Secretary, Assistant Executive Secretary and professional and administrative staff. Chairman and Vice-Chairman elected yearly.


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