Permanent Secretariat of the South American Agreement on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances
Secrétariat permanent de l'Accord sud-américain sur les stupéfiants et les substances psychotropes
Secretaria Permanente del Acuerdo Sudamericano sobre Estupefacientes y Psicotrópicos (ASEP)
28 Jun 1979, when statute was adopted, T-XT7316 - South American Agreement on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances having been adopted by South American Plenipotentiary Conference on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, bearing in mind the recommendations of South American Governmental Experts Meeting, 29 Nov-4 Dec 1972, Buenos Aires (Argentina). Treaty entered into force 26 Mar 1976. As of 1998 'inactive'.
Strengthen the effective application of Conventions by assisting in formation of national coordinating bodies, harmonization of national policies with internationally agreed strategies, and promotion of drug control within the general development policies of Governments; study problems related to drug abuse and illicit trafficking, particularly the appearance of new trends; encourage exchange of information within the region; analyse existing legislation and attempt to obtain a degree of harmonization within the region, particularly with regard to criminal offences and penalties; coordinate control measures in accordance with Treaty obligations and promote cooperation between police and customs officials to combat illicit trafficking.
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Conference of the South American Agreement (meets annually). Permanent Secretariat of the South American Agreement (executive organ), directed by Executive Secretary.
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