The production, trafficking and use of synthetic drugs are an emerging problem around the world. The United Nationals Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has developed the Global Synthetic Drugs Monitoring Programme (Global Synthetics Monitoring: Analyses, Reporting and Trends, known as the SMART Programme) as a response to close the information gap that exists in the world regarding amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS). The SMART Programme began its work focusing on Southeast Asia in September 2008, and expanded its information gathering efforts to the Americas in 2011.
In 2011, the UNODC seconded to the CICAD Executive Secretariat offices in Washington a professional to work on the Latin American component of the SMART Programme. The specialist is working with CICAD member states to improve their capacity to gather, analyze and share information on ATS products, their use, and their trafficking routes.
New Psychoactive Substances (PDF 42.2kb)
Amphetamine-Type Stimulants in Latin America: Preliminary assessment report 2011 (PDF, 38 pp, 524 kb)
The Global SMART Programme: Synthetics Monitoring: Analysis, Reporting and Trends -- The situation of amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) (PDF, 924 kb ) is presentation made at the 48th regular session of CICAD in Paramaribo, Suriname in May 2011.
A Radio Nederland report (audio, in Dutch and Spanish) following CICAD 49 meeting in Suriname (May 2011).
For more information, please contact Juan Carlos Araneda, SMART Programme coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean at CICAD at E-mail address.
updated on 4/10/2014 9:43:31 AM