Monday the 14th of May, 1- 2.30 pm

C. WFAD - Supply reduction in Peril?

Production of opium poppy has reached all-time high in Afghanistan which amounts for most of Much of the world’s drug supply emanates from two war torn countries – Colombia and Afghanistan.
In Afghanistan the opium economy has not been broken and the Taliban insurgency seems likely to persist for a long time. In Colombia a peace deal has been struck which gives hope for a closure of insurgency and violence. But what will happen to the country’s cocaine production? How should the international community react to the opium and cocaine production?

Speakers: 
Dr Thomas Pietschmann, Research Officer, UNODC
Dr Michael Jonsson, FOI - Swedish Defence Research Agency

Moderator: Bob Bushman, President National Narcotics Officers’ Association Coalition, USA