INL Assistant Secretary Johnson to Participate in OAS Discussion on Narcotics

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
November 10, 2009

Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs David T. Johnson will participate in a press round table hosted by the Organization of American States (OAS) Friday, November 13, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. to discuss illegal drug use and drug demand reduction efforts in the hemisphere in the context of the Forty-Sixth Regular Session of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD 46).

Round Table speakers will include José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the OAS; David Johnson, Assistant Secretary of State of the Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; and Dr. A. Tom McLellan, Deputy Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

The officials will deliver brief remarks and take questions from the press. The Round Table will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the San Martin Room of the OAS Main Building.

The Forty-Sixth Regular Session of CICAD will be held November 18-20 in Miami, Florida. The United States is nominated to chair the commission in the year ahead for the first time in CICAD’s 23-year history. CICAD’s mission is to strengthen the human and institutional capacities of its member states to reduce the production, trafficking and use of illegal drugs, and to address the health, social and criminal consequences of the drug trade.

Journalist should bring their media credentials to access the round table.

WHAT: Press Round Table

WHEN: 11 a.m. on Friday, November 13

WHERE: San Martin Room
OAS Main Building, corner of 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: For information contact the OAS Press Department,
Pablo Ros, 202 458-6438 or the general number, 202 458-6824.

PRN: 2009/1123