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?

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

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