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Guatemala's Drug Policy: Learning from the OAS Process

27 November 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Chatham House, London


Ambassador Carlos Raúl Morales, Foreign Minister, Guatemala
Chair: Baroness Meacher, Chairman, All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Drug Policy Reform



On 19 September, member countries of the Organization of American States (OAS) assembled at the 46th Special General Assembly in Guatemala, to reach consensus on the hemisphere’s drug policy. At its conclusion, the OAS adopted a resolution entitled 'Reflections and Guidelines to Formulate and Follow Up on Comprehensive Policies to Address the World Drug Problem in the Americas', which emphasizes many of the elements on which there is a regional consensus for achieving better results in reducing the negative effects that the drug problem has on society, health, development and the rule of law.

Guatemala’s foreign minister, Carlos Raul Morales, will discuss the OAS declaration and the process ahead towards UNGASS 2016.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.