First Webinar on “Alternative Development and the Environment” in COPOLAD III
Published on 19/03/22
On 22 February the first event of the webinar series on “Alternative Development and the Environment” took place in the scope of the Cooperation Programme between Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union on Drugs Policies (COPOLAD), a programme financed by the European Union.
COPOLAD participates in the 65th UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs
Published on 10/03/22
The event, organized by Spain, will focus on the experience of the European Union's international cooperation in Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean as a valuable tool to strengthen effective and balanced public drug policies focused on sustainable development and human rights.
Police and judicial cooperation against drugs between Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean
Published on 10/03/22
The COPOLAD III program initiates a technical dialogue to improve cooperation between the judiciary, prosecutors' offices, police forces, financial intelligence units and anti-drug agencies of Latin American, Caribbean and European countries.
New cooperation program on drugs with Latin America and Caribbean
Published on 16/02/22
The COPOLAD III Programme, funded by the European Union with the participation of the FIIAPP (Spanish Cooperation) and International Italo-Latin American Organization (IILA) will support the improvement of public policies in Latin America and the Caribbean with more than 272 technical services, 180 training courses and communities of practice, 240 mentorships, and several innovation laboratories and international meetings.
More than 30 drug agencies, international organisations, experts and representatives of civil society witnessed the presentation event.
The programme, which will mobilise experts European public institutions to work with their counterparts in Latin America and the Caribbean, includes a look at human rights and their connection with the 2030 Agenda, the gender approach and the environmental impacts of drugs.
Challenges and struggles to improve gender equity in drug policies
Published on 19/11/21
Gender roles and relationships affect use, access to substances, initiation of use, responses to advertising, marketing and promotion of legal substances, and how substance use functions as a response to experiences of gender-based trauma, care, poverty, social ties, inequality or marginalisation. It also affects responses to treatments, policies, and health promotion or harm reduction messages. In this article we offer some good practices for taking a critical look at policies.