CICAD: Inter-American Observatory on Drugs (OID)

SMART Programme


UNODC and CICAD partner to deepen understanding of synthetic drugs trafficking in the region

Equipment for a clandestine meth lab

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 worked with CICAD member states to improve their capacity to gather, analyze and share information on ATS products, their use, and their trafficking routes.

Basic Information

New Psychoactive Substances (PDF 42.2kb)

Amphetamine-Type Stimulants in Latin America: Preliminary assessment report 2011 (PDF, 38 pp, 524 kb)

First International Multidisciplinary Forum on New Drugs. Summary Report (PDF, 15pp., 388 kb), European Monitoring Center on Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), Lisbon, Portugal

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).


UNODC Information

The Global SMART Programme: A strategic response to the synthetic drug problem (PDF, 242 kb) explains the effort or consult its web page.

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updated on 3/14/2019 11:56:24 AM