About CICAD

About CICAD

CICAD's core mission is to enhance the human and institutional capacities of its member states to reduce the production, trafficking and use of illegal drugs, and to address the health, social and criminal consequences of the drug trade

MEM

Multilateral Evaluation Mechanism

The objective of the MEM is directly to strengthen mutual confidence, dialogue and hemispheric cooperation in order to deal with the drug problem with greater efficacy.

OID

Inter-American Observatory on Drugs

The Observatory helps countries to improve the collection and analysis of drug-related data, by promoting the establishment of national observatories and the use of standardized methods and data; and by providing scientific and technical training for, and the exchange of experiences among, professionals working on drug issues.

Anti-Money Laundering

Anti-Money Laundering

CICAD's Anti-Money Laundering Unit provides technical assistance and training on judicial and financial measures and also to law enforcement agencies.

Institutional Strengthening

Institutional Strengthening and Integral Programs

CICAD cooperates with technical assistance to the national authorities so that the latter can identify, interpret, and make decisions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the current system; obstacles and challenges for reaching the specific, direct short, medium, and long term goals and objectives.

Demand Reduction

Demand Reduction

CICAD's Demand Reduction Program has given priority to the education and training of a professional cadre of individuals who manage prevention programs and deliver treatment services in the member states.

Supply Reduction

Supply Reduction

The Supply Reduction and Control Section is responsible for assisting CICAD member states in strengthening their capacity to control drugs and related contraband.


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2016

September

Meeting of the CICAD’s Group of Experts on Maritime Narcotrafficking
September 13 - 15, 2016
Cartagena, Colombia
XLIII Meeting of the Group of Experts for the Control of Money Laundering (GELAVEX)
September 14 - 15, 2016
Santo Domingo, Rep. Dominicana

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Washington, D.C., United StatesTrujillo, PerúWashington, D.C., United StatesGuatemala City, GuatemalaWashington, D.C., United StatesBogotá, ColombiaWashington, D.C., United StatesSan José, Costa RicaWashington, D.C., United StatesBuenos Aires, ArgentinaParamaribo, SurinameWashington, D.C., United StatesWashington, D.C., United StatesMiami, Florida, United StatesWashington, D.C., United StatesSantiago, ChileWashington, D.C., United StatesSanta Marta, ColombiaWashington, D.C., United StatesSanta Cruz de la Sierra, BoliviaWashington, D.C., United StatesWashington, D.C., United StatesSanto Domingo, Rep. DominicanaWashington, D.C., United StatesWashington, D.C., United StatesMontréal, Québec, CanadaWashington, D.C., United StatesMéxico, DF, MexicoWashington, D.C., United StatesWashington, D.C., United StatesCaracas, VenezuelaWashington, D.C., United StatesWashington, D.C., United StatesPort of Spain, Trinidad and TobagoWashington, D.C., United StatesMontevideo, UruguayWashington, D.C., United StatesTegucigalpa, HondurasWashington, D.C., United States
2016Fifty-ninth Regular Session of CICAD
April 25 - 26, 2016
Washington, D.C., United States
2015Fifty-eighth Regular Session of CICAD
November 11 - 13, 2015
Trujillo, Perú
Fifty-seventh Regular Session of CICAD
April 29 - May 1, 2015
Washington, D.C., United States
2014Fifty-sixth Regular Session of CICAD
November 19 - 21, 2014
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Fifty-fifth regular session of CICAD
April 29 - May 1, 2014
Washington, D.C., United States
2013Fifty-fourth Regular Session of CICAD
December 11 - 13, 2013
Bogotá, Colombia
Fifty-third Regular Session of CICAD
May 20 - 22, 2013
Washington, D.C., United States
2012Fifty-second Regular Session of CICAD
November 28 - 30, 2012
San José, Costa Rica
Fifty-first regular session of CICAD
May 9 - 11, 2012
Washington, D.C., United States
201150th Regular Session of CICAD - 25th Anniversary of its founding
November 2 - 4, 2011
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Forty-ninth Regular Session of CICAD
May 4 - 6, 2011
Paramaribo, Suriname
201048th regular session of CICAD
December 6 - 8, 2010
Washington, D.C., United States
Forty-Seventh Regular Session of CICAD
May 3 - 5, 2010
Washington, D.C., United States
2009Forty-sixth Regular Session of CICAD
November 18 - 20, 2009
Miami, Florida, United States
Forty-fifth regular session of CICAD
May 6 - 8, 2009
Washington, D.C., United States
2008Forty-fourth regular session of CICAD
November 19 - 21, 2008
Santiago, Chile
Forty-third regular session of CICAD
April 30 - May 2, 2008
Washington, D.C., United States
2007Forty-Second Regular Session of CICAD
November 27 - 30, 2007
Santa Marta, Colombia
Forty-First Regular Session of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission
May 2 - 4, 2007
Washington, D.C., United States
2006Fortieth Regular Session of CICAD
November 29 - December 1, 2006
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Thirty-ninth regular session of CICAD
May 9 - 12, 2006
Washington, D.C., United States
2005Thirty-eighth Regular Session of CICAD
December 6 - 9, 2005
Washington, D.C., United States
Thirty-seventh regular session of CICAD
April 26 - 29, 2005
Santo Domingo, Rep. Dominicana
2004Thirty-sixth regular session of CICAD
December 7 - 9, 2004
Washington, D.C., United States
Thirty-fifth Regular Session of CICAD
April 27 - 30, 2004
Washington, D.C., United States
2003Thirty-Fourth Regular Session of CICAD
November 17 - 20, 2003
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Thirty-third Regular Session of CICAD
April 29 - May 2, 2003
Washington, D.C., United States
2002Thirty-Second Regular Session of CICAD
December 2 - 5, 2002
México, DF, Mexico
Thirty-first Regular Session of CICAD
April 29 - May 2, 2002
Washington, D.C., United States
Second Special Session of CICAD
January 18 - 20, 2002
Washington, D.C., United States
2001Thirtieth Regular Session of CICAD
November 12 - 15, 2001
Caracas, Venezuela
Twenty-ninth Regular Session of CICAD
May 29 - June 1, 2001
Washington, D.C., United States
2000First Special Session of CICAD
December 11 - 15, 2000
Washington, D.C., United States
Twenty-eight Regular Session of CICAD
October 24 - 26, 2000
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Twenty-seventh Regular Session of CICAD
May 1 - 3, 2000
Washington, D.C., United States
1999Twenty-sixth Regular Session of CICAD
October 5 - 7, 1999
Montevideo, Uruguay
Twenty-fifth Regular Session of CICAD
May 6 - 7, 1999
Washington, D.C., United States
1998Twenty-fourth Regular Session of CICAD
October 26 - 30, 1998
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Twenty-third Regular Session of CICAD
May 5 - 8, 1998
Washington, D.C., United States
CICAD 58: Una visión de conjunto sobre el problema de las drogas. (available only in Spanish)
(Published on Nov 16, 2015)

CICAD 58: Entrevista a Paulina Duarte
(Published on Nov 13, 2015)

CICAD 58: Entrevista a Alberto Otárola (available only in Spanish)
(Published on Nov 13, 2015)

OEA resalta política integral del Perú en lucha antidrogas (available only in Spanish)
(Published on Nov 12, 2015)

Perú ratifica en cumbre de OEA su firme compromiso de lucha antidrogas (available only in Spanish)
(Published on Nov 12, 2015)

LVIII Periodo Ordinario de Sesiones de CICAD se realizará en Trujillo (available only in Spanish)
(Published on Nov 9, 2015)

CTV NEWS - CICAD Host Meeting on Data Collection for Drug Treatment
(Published on May 28, 2015)

Secretary General Inaugurates 57th Regular Session of CICAD
(Published on Apr 29, 2015)

How Marijuana Regulation is Affecting Public Attitudes in Uruguay and Elsewhere
(Published on Feb 24, 2015)

Concluye CICAD 56 (available only in Spanish)
(Published on Nov 21, 2014)

Ministro de Gobernación de Guatemala y presidente de la CICAD, Sr.Héctor Mauricio López Bonilla, durante la inauguración del Quincuagésimo sexto Período Ordinario de Sesiones de la CICAD (available only in Spanish)
(Published on Nov 19, 2014)

CICAD: López Bonilla Presidente de la Comisión.
(Published on Nov 19, 2014)

CNA certifica terapéuticos en drogodependencia (available only in Spanish)
(Published on Nov 18, 2014)

Tele Corporación Salvadoreña: Programa Frente a Frente. (available only in Spanish)
(Published on Oct 8, 2014)

VTV NOTICIAS: MUJICA LAVADO (available only in Spanish)
(Published on Sep 26, 2014)

Francisco Cumsille, Jefe del Observatorio Interamericano de Drogas de CICAD/DEA
Presenta el Estudio Nacional de Consumo de Sustancias Psicoactivas - Colombia 2013 (available only in Spanish)

(Published on Jul 7, 2014)

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala, signed the agreement according to which the Central American country will host the Special General Assembly on drugs on September 19.
(Published on Jul 3, 2014)

Conclusión del Quincuagésimo sexto Período Ordinario de Sesiones de la CICAD
Conclusion of the Fifty-fifth regular session of CICAD

(Published on May 1, 2014)

Sesión Inaugual del Quincuagésimo quinto período ordinario de sesiones de la CICAD/
Inaugural Session of the Fifty-fifth regular session of CICAD

(Published on Apr 29, 2014)

Palabras del Viceministro de Asuntos Multilaterales, Carlos Arturo Morales, en la Instalación del 54 Periodo de Sesiones de CICAD
(Published on Dec 11, 2013)

"El enfoque de Salud Pública para abordar el Problema de las Drogas en las Américas: significado e implicaciones" Alejandro Gaviria Uribe, Ministro de Salud y Protección Social de Colombia
(Published on Dec 11, 2013)

Report on the Drug Problem in the Americas, presented by Ambassador Paul E. Simons, Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission
(Published on Nov 4, 2013)

Interview by Amb. Paul Simons, Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) on the presentation of the 'Report of the OAS Drug: present and future policies in the hemisphere'
(Published on Nov 4, 2013)

OAS Hosts Workshop and Professional Exchange for the Implementation of Drug Treatment Courts
(Published on Jul 12, 2013)

Secretary General presented the Report on the Drug Problem in the Americas, on the Fifty-third Regular Session of CICAD, Special Session, May 20, 2013
(Published on May 20, 2013)

Statement by President Juan Manuel Santos after receiving the report 'The drug problem in the Americas'
(Published on May 17, 2013)

Países de la CAN presentan resultados de trabajo conjunto en lucha antidroga - Quito, 29 enero 2013: Estudio sobre consumo de drogas en el ámbito universitario de los cuatro países (con video y fotos) (available only in Spanish)
(Published on Jan 30, 2013)

UN, OAS and PAHO present report on the International Day Against Drug Trafficking (NTN24, June 26, 2012, only available in Spanish)
(Published on Jun 29, 2012)

Photos, video and news coverage of CICAD 51
(Published on May 9, 2012)

51st CICAD Regular Session - Inaugural Session
(Published on May 9, 2012)

Ambassador Paul Simons is interviewed by the TV in Argentina
(Published on Feb 6, 2012)

Ambassador Paul Simons is interviewed by Claudia Palacios of CNN en Español program "Encuentro"
(Published on Dec 21, 2011)

Directo USA interview Amb. Paul E. Simons, Executive Secretary of CICAD. Courtesy of CNN en español.
(Published on Nov 29, 2011)

Video of CICAD's 25 years
(Published on Nov 2, 2011)

Dr. Francisco Cumsille on the VII Congress of Prevention and Care on Addictions, in Cordoba, Argentina, September 2011. (Video and spanish audio only)
(Published on Sep 22, 2011)

Video de la apertura de CICAD 45 (available only in Spanish)
(Published on May 12, 2009)

Video of opening session of CICAD 45
(Published on May 12, 2009)

OAS Secretary General speaks at money laundering control event (video on demand)
(Published on Jun 9, 2006)

OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza’s remarks at the 39th session of CICAD - videocast in Spanish
(Published on May 18, 2006)