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Comprehensive and Sustainable Alternative Development

 

 

The reactivation of the Group of Experts on Comprehensive and Sustainable Alternative Development (GEDAIS, as known for its Spanish acronym) was approved at the Fifty-Eighth Regular Session of CICAD-OAS held in Trujillo, Peru, in November 2015.  This Expert Group is a "high-level technical space to address, according to the realities and needs of each country, the different experiences, principles, new trends, threats, and problems facing comprehensive and sustainable alternative development - and, where appropriate, preventive alternative development- in the hemisphere, with a focus on human development." 

In this hemisphere, OAS member states have taken a fundamental step in attempting to discuss the alternative development concept towards a strategic concept of comprehensive and sustainable alternative development (DAIS). 

DAIS supports the CICAD-OAS Hemispheric Drug Strategy (2010) through its Plan of Action (2016-2020), as it adopts comprehensive and sustainable alternative development measures and law enforcement based on the needs of each country to provide better quality of life for all those with high vulnerability conditions, affected by the economy of illegal drugs and illicit activities related to drugs both in urban and rural areas.

Currently, OAS member states are leading the discussions on how the recommendations of the UNGASS outcome document can be translated into action.  CICAD provides technical support to the Expert Group as part of the GEDAIS work plan.

 Uruguay currently chairs GEDAIS, with the support of Peru as the Vice-Chair.


updated on 10/10/2019 5:50:59 PM