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NCJ Number: 123363 Find in a Library
Title: Report of the International Conference on Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
Corporate Author: United Nations Publications
United States of America
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 143
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations Publications
New York, NY 10017
Publication Number: ISBN 92-1-100320-2
Sale Source: United Nations Publications
Room DC2-853, 2 UN Plaza
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document provides recommendations addressed to international governments and organizations that can contribute to the fight against drug abuse and to the suppression of illicit trafficking.
Abstract: In the prevention and reduction of the illicit demand for drugs, the following areas are targeted: the extent of drug misuse and abuse; the organization of systems for collecting and evaluating data; the role of the media; and prevention through education, employment, community programs, and leisure-time activities. In controlling the supply of drugs, the strengthening of the international system and movements of drugs, the rational use of pharmaceuticals, and the identification of illicit drug plant cultivation are among the targeted items. The disruption of major trafficking networks; the strengthening of border controls; and land, water, and air surveillance are major targets in the suppression of illicit trafficking. In the area of treatment and rehabilitation for drug abusers, the selection of treatment programs, training for personnel, reduction of transmitted diseases through drug-using habits, and social reintegration of recovering drug addicts are among the targets. Annex.
Main Term(s): International drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): Border control; International cooperation; Smuggling/Trafficking
Note: Conference was held in Vienna on June 17-26, 1987.
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