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At an United Nations event, Brazil presents innovations in drug policies

Next Tuesday (13th), during the 64th session of the Commission on Narcotics and Drugs (CND) of the United Nations, in Vienna, Austria, Brazil will present the innovations being carried out in the area of drug policies at the national level.

Starting at 9:10 am (GMT) and with an estimated duration of 50 minutes, the debate will take place online and will address innovations on the subject from a narrative flow on how the assets seized from drug trafficking have been used in financing for the execution of public policies in the area.

Participation is open to the interested public through the capacity of the virtual room on the Zoom platform. To access the event, just click on this link from 9 am on Tuesday (13). The debate will also be broadcast by CdE channel on YouTube.


The event will begin with a presentation by Federal Police Chief Elvis Secco on the decapitalization of criminal organizations linked to drug trafficking. Then, the National Secretary for Drug Policies of the Ministry of Justice and Public Security (SENAD/MJSP), Luiz Roberto Beggiora, will talk about the management of the assets of these organizations and the financing of public policies to reduce the supply of drugs. Among these initiatives is the pilot project of Centre of Excellence for Illicit Drug Supply Reduction (CoE Brazil), a partnership between the National Secretariat for Drug Policy (SENAD), the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to integrate data and strategies on drug supply reduction, topic that will be addressed by the CoE Coordinator, Gabriel Andreuccetti. Finally, the National Secretary for Drug Care and Prevention of the Ministry of Citizenship (SENAPRED/MC), Quirino Cordeiro Júnior, will present the new strategies for reducing the demand for drugs in the country. The debate will be mediated by SENAD/MJSP's Director of Public Policies and Institutional Articulation, Gustavo Camilo Baptista.

The side event at the 64th session of the Commission on Narcotics and Drugs (CND) is promoted by CdE, UNODC, UNDP, Federal Police and Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Citizenship, and Justice and Public Security.

About CND
The UN Economic and Social Council established the Commission on Narcotics and Drugs (CND) in 1946 as the central body of the United Nations for drug-related policy. The Commission allows Member States to analyze the world drug situation, follow up on the decisions of the 22nd Special Session of the General Assembly on drug-related issues, and take action at the global level within its scope of action. The Commission also monitors the implementation of the three international drug control conventions and is empowered to act in all areas related to the objectives of the conventions, including the inclusion of substances on the international control lists. More information about CND, in English, can be accessed on this link.

Innovations in Drug Policy in Brazil, parallel event to the 64th session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotics and Drugs (CND)
Data: 13 of April of 2021
Opening Hours: 9:10 am to 10:00 am (Brasilia time)
Format: Online. Access via the Zom Platform:
Transmission: YouTube from COE

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