WELCOME TO THE RUSSIA-AFRICA ANTI-DRUGS DIALOGUE (RAADD) WEBPAGE
Russia-Africa Anti-Drugs Dialogue Conference – 9 March 2016, Durban
The second international Russia-Africa Anti-Drug Dialogue was held under South Africa and Russia Chairmanship at the International Convention Centre in Durban, South Africa, on 9 March 2016 in Durban (hereinafter referred to as the RAADD) co-hosted by the Russian Federation and South Africa under the auspices of the African Union.
The South African Cabinet sanctioned the RAADD last year, with a sole aim of strengthening and sustaining a consolidated position in countering the world drug problem ahead of the UNGASS.
All parties at the RAADD embraced the collaboration between African countries and Russia, approved of the event and fully supported the resolutions that emanated from the RAADD.
All countries agreed that the illegal trafficking of illicit drugs and drug abuse had a negative socio-economic impact on BRICS member states and the health of their citizens, especially the youth, which supports the theme of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) of ‘Achieving the 2019 goal – a better world for tomorrow’s youth’, which will be held in New York from 19 to 22 April 2016.
All delegates agreed that the trading of illicit drugs had to be stopped and that the operational routes and means by which these illegal drugs were trafficked, had to be closed. It was also agreed that this could not be achieved by individual countries’ performances, but as a collective. The delegates also mentioned that support for and implementation of the National Drug Master Plan of 2013-2017.
The following conference documents can be downloaded by clicking on the following links: