Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD)

IV Summit of the Americas, Mar del Plata 2005


Summit mandates related to Drugs

4 - 5 november 2005

Extracts from the Declaration of Mar del Plata, Argentina


Considering the efforts carried out in the Hemisphere in the fight against drug trafficking, we reiterate our support to ensure that alternative development projects contribute to economic growth, foster the creation of decent work, and support sustainable economic viability of communities and families in the countries affected by illicit crops.

Plan of Action

To continue to strengthen regional cooperation and the mobilization of resources to advance in the fight against the production, trafficking and consumption of illicit drugs and psychotropic substances, calling upon the countries of the hemisphere, in cooperation with the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), to:

  • develop, implement, and evaluate substance abuse prevention programs, in particular for children and young people, such as “Life Skills”, among others;
  • Expand the “Program to Estimate the Human, Social, and Economic Cost of Drugs in the Americas”; and
  • promote support for the integral and sustainable development strategies carried out by the countries affected by cultivation and production of illicit drugs.


The heads of state and government at the Summit of the Americas

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