About International Relations
Israel takes an integral part in the international efforts to combat the global plague of drugs. As the leading national body charged with leading these efforts, the Israel Anti-Drug Authority must carefully review the various professional paradigms and best practices in the field in order to identify and adopt the best alternatives to combat this plague.
The fact that the plague of drugs is common to all members of the international community, facilitates international cooperation with other countries and organizations - including countries with whom relations might be problematic regarding other issues. The common goal of the international community to successfully cope with this plague turns everyone into natural partners, with common interests.
Israel is a signatory to three international conventions concerning drugs: "The Narcotic Drugs Convention, 1961"' "A Convention on Psychotropic Substances, 1971"; and the "United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, 1988".
Israel is one of the 53 members, elected by the ECOSOC according to resolution 1991/49, of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) the central policy-making body of the United Nations in drug related matters.
The global need to successfully cope with the plague of drugs turns members of the international community into natural partners, with common interests. The plague of drugs is not a phenomenon unique to Israel, but rather a plague afflicting the entire international community. The global desire to combat this phenomenon allows for cooperation between countries, even when standard relations between these countries might be unstable.
Over the past years, IADA delegations have visited several countries, establishing solid platforms for bilateral and multi-lateral cooperation and mutual learning. IADA was also honored to host foreign delegations and experts who came to Israel to learn and share from their experiences.
The enhancing of bilateral and multi-lateral relations and professional dialogue is a result IADA's ever growing desire to develop and learn about the newest methodologies, techniques and activities being conducted in the international arena. Interest in particular issues have led to several study visits in the relevant countries. These visits are always jointly coordinated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and embassies in the relevant countries, and if needed, with INP or IDF attaches.
Closing ceremony for MASHAV training course: