Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD)

II Summit Of the Americas - Declaration Of Santiago 1998


II Summit Of the Americas - Declaration Of Santiago

The following text concerning drug issues comes from the Declaration of Santiago signed by the Heads of State and Government participating in the Second Summit of the Americas:

We will lend new impetus to the struggle against corruption, money laundering, terrorism, weapons trafficking, and the drug problem, including illicit use, and work together to ensure that criminals do not find safe haven anywhere in the Hemisphere. We are determined to persevere in this direction.

In forging an alliance against drugs and applying the Hemispheric Anti-Drug Strategy, we welcome the start of formal negotiations at the May 4 meeting of Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) to be held in Washington within the framework of the Organization of American States (OAS), to establish an objective procedure for the multilateral evaluation of actions and cooperation to prevent and combat all aspects of the drug problem and related crimes, based on the principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity of States, shared responsibility, and with a comprehensive and balanced approach.

A full version of the Plan of Action is available on the Summit of the Americas website.

updated on 12/14/2010 6:25:30 PM