Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 22, 2012

Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William R. Brownfield will attend the June 25-26 "International Conference of Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Heads of Specialized National Agencies against the World Drug Program" in Lima, Peru. 

The U.S. delegation is led by the Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Gil Kerlikowske, and also includes Assistant Secretary Brownfield, Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mark Feierstein, and U.S. Ambassador to Peru Rose M. Likins.

The conference will focus on efforts to address the world drug problem, highlighting such areas as demand reduction, alternative development, and supply reduction and interdiction efforts. Sixty-one countries and nine international organizations plan to take part in the discussions. 

Director Kerlikowske, Assistant Secretary Brownfield, and Deputy U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) William McGlynn will also attend an OAS-hosted meeting to discuss the Summit of the Americas drug study on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 26.   

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PRN: 2012/1045