Mission to Haiti

From 8 to 11 April 2013, an INCB mission took place in Haiti, with the primary objective of reviewing the drug abuse and trafficking situation in the country as well as the Government's compliance with the provisions of the international drug control treaties. In particular, the mission sought information about the progress made in ratifying the 1971 Convention, as well as achievements in addressing drug abuse and regulating informal markets for controlled substances. The mission was led by Ambassador (ret.) David Johnson member of INCB, accompanied by Mr. Ronan O'Laoire, Associate Drug Control Officer at the INCB Secretariat. The last mission to the country was in 2001.

The mission held meetings with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Justice, and Health. Meetings were also held with senior officials from the Commisision Nationale de Lutte contre la Drogue (CICAD), Customs and Excise and the Anti Drugs Trafficking Department (BLTS), Airport and Port authorities and Ministry of Health. The mission also met the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Haiti and his deputy,  the UN Force Commander and Police Commissioner as well as a representative from the World Health Organisation. In addition, it met with representatives of l'Association pour la Prévention de l'Alcoolisme et autres Accoutumances Chimiques (APAAC), a non-governmental organization. The findings of the mission will be reviewed by the Board and will be reflected in the INCB Annual Report for 2013, which will be published in early 2014.

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