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2 Mr. hair, Assebled, Ministers, distinguished delegates: 2 easures - ethods - believes that we should focus our efforts on the priority areas psychoactive substances; to address diversion, ihicit traffic and abuse of deand reduction; and, - a Recogniing the vast scope of the world drug proble, anada prescription drugs; balanced, integrated and coprehensive approach to to identify, control and prevent the use of new identified in last year s Joint Ministerial Stateent, including: discussion on the any challenges posed by illicit drugs. opportunity for the international counity to have a focussed us to take stock of progress in achieving the goals set out in the 29 Political Declaration and Plan of Action, and as an anada views UNGASS 216 as an iportant ilestone for all of General Assebly on the World Drug Proble (UNGASS 216). prepare for next year s special session of the United Nations ebers of the oission on Narcotic Drugs work together to anada is pleased to participate in this special segent, as OPENING REMARKS:
3 Mr. hair, ebers here today recognie that finding effective, the illicit anufacturing of synthetic drugs. 3 awareness aong youth of the dangers of experienting with Preventing substance abuse aong youth is also critical to our governent. We reain coitted to helping increase Through its National Anti-Drug Strategy, the Governent of production and distribution of drugs. In 214, this Strategy was proble of prescription drug abuse. Over the next five years, our drug abuse. governent will invest over $44 illion to cobat prescription expanded beyond illicit drugs in recognition of the growing prevent drug use, treat dependency, and reduce the illegal anada contributes to safer and healthier counities by helping result of any inter-related factors including weak rule of law, econoic inequality, social exclusion, poverty and corrupt Narcotics ontrol Board highlights this point in its ost recent trade requires a ulti-faceted approach. The International long-ter solutions to the challenges arising fro the illicit drug Annual Report, where it notes that the illicit drug proble is a institutions. - easures to address trafficking of precursor cheicals and
4 Une des preoccupations du anada, et de Ia counauté 4 internationaux, coe I alerte avancée de l ONUD sur les nouvelles substances psychoactives et les activités les efforts ondiaux visant a prévenir I entrée sur le arché de nouvelles substances psychoactives non répertoriées. internationales de l OIS sur les NSP (projet ION), qui appuient de laboratoire et des leçons tirées par I entreise de forus Le anada est résolu a echanger de l inforation, des éthodes Les efforts déployés a I échelon national ne sont pas suffisants. leur apparition au sein de nos counautés. nouvelles substances psychoactives Iorsque ces dernières font infore le public au sujet des risques que présentent les Le anada continue d aéliorer Ia façon dont le gouverneent L utilisation de ces substances représente des risques iportants psychoactives disponibles sur le arché des drogues ill icites. internationale, est Ia proliferation de nouvelles substances pour Ia sante et Ia sécurité publique. contributing to the health and safety of counities. drugs, assisting parents in keeping their children drug-free, and
5 underestiates the resilience of organied crie, and downplays calls for decriinaliation or legaliation of illicit drugs 5 THANK YOU. in this process. preparations. You can be assured of anada s full engageent productive, and will provide valuable input for UNGASS 216 I a confident that our discussions over the next few days will be prooting a balanced, integrated and coprehensive approach to the illicit anufacture and diversion of synthetic drugs; and, including: prescription drug abuse; new psychoactive substances; the international drug policy agenda by addressing priorities deand reduction. In closing, Mr. hair, anada continues to do its part in advancing the significant har that these drugs do to individuals, failies, and counities. As we look toward UNGASS 216, anada is concerned that Mr. hair, there are no easy solutions to the world drug proble.