A partnership of more than 80 countries and international organizations, the Paris Pact Initiative is one of the most important frameworks in the fight against opiates originating in Afghanistan. It aims at the reduction of illicit traffic in opiates including opium poppy cultivation, production and global consumption of heroin and other opiates, and at the establishment of a broad international coalition to combat illicit traffic in opiates.
At the Ministerial Conference on Drug Routes from Central Asia to Europe held in Paris in May 2003 (Paris Statement), the international community subscribed to the principle of common and shared responsibility in the fight against opium and heroin trafficking from Afghanistan. The commitment became known as the “Paris Pact”, focussing on enhanced border control and law enforcement among countries affected by the trafficking of opiates from Afghanistan. A second Ministerial Conference on Drug Trafficking Routes from Afghanistan was held in Moscow on 26-28 June 2006 (Moscow Statement), which further promoted the Paris Pact process and recommended effective countermeasures against drug trafficking from Afghanistan.
The Paris Pact Initiative consists of three main components:1. A two-pronged Consultative Mechanism that facilitates periodical consultations at the expert and policy level between partners, in order to jointly discuss, identify and set in motion concrete measures to stem the increasing level of opiates trafficked from Afghanistan >> find more information under the menu item "PARIS PACT - Meetings" and "PARIS PACT - Recommendations". *
2. The Automated Donor Assistance Mechanism (ADAM), an internet-based tool which provides Paris Pact partners with essential information to coordinate counter narcotics technical assistance in countries along the main opium trafficking routes from Afghanistan >> find more information under menu item "ADAM - Projects". *
3. To further strengthen counter narcotics data collection and analytical capacity, a network of 10 Research and Liaison Officers cover key Paris Pact partner countries in their work, such as the Islamic Republics of Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, the Central Asian Republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, the Russian Federation, Serbia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia >> find more information under the menu item "RESEARCH & LIAISON OFFICERS". *
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The Paris Pact / ADAM brochure is available in English, Russian and Farsi (version 2011).
English: click here.
Russian: click here.