INCB mission to the United States of America

VIENNA, 20 December 2022 - From 12-16 December 2022, the Board undertook a mission to the United States of America. Discussions were held on drug control policies with senior Government officials  and other stakeholders. The last mission to the country was held in 2011.

The mission was led by Ms. Jagit Pavadia, President of the Board and Prof. Jallal Toufiq, Member of the Board who were accompanied by Mr. Mark Colhoun, Secretary of the Board and Mr. Paul Rabbat, Chief of the Convention Evaluation Section.


  (From left to right:) Jagjit Pavadia, INCB President, Todd D. Robinson, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Prof. Jallal Toufiq, member of the Board.

While in Washington, the INCB delegation held talks with the Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of International Narcotic and Law Enforcement Affairs, the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy and with several senior officials from the State Department, the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Drug Enforcement Administration,  the Food and Drug Administration, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the United States Customs and Border Protection and the United States Postal Inspection Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The delegation also held meetings with Non-governmental organisations working in the drug control field.

The mission findings will be examined by the Board at its 136th session in February 2023.


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