Chair: We suspend consideration of this resolution and move onto L6.
USA: We are happy to now have L6 under consideration by the Committee of the Whole.
Chair: I propose that we start with the title. Are we able to adopt the title?
Belgium: During informals, we did not discuss the title and my delegation is not in a position to accept this as it stands. Could we change the wording to read ‘Enhancing international cooperation to address the international posed by the non-medical use of synthetic opioids’.
Ecuador: Could we change it to ‘Enhancing and strengthening’
USA: I would like to echo what our colleagues from Belgium said.
China: This is not only about international cooperation, but also about domestic efforts. I suggest that we add ‘national efforts to address’
USA: ‘Enhancing and strengthening international, regional and national cooperation to address international threats posed to non-medical use of synthetic opioids.
The better formation would be international cooperation and regional and cooperation and domestic efforts.
France: We believe that there is a word lacking after posed. Shouldn’t it be ‘international threats posed by the non-medical use of synthetic opioids’.
Belgium: We accept that over prescription has cause part of the problem, but we would not want to give out the wrong message.
Japan: We would like to ask for a clarification from Belgium.
Belgium: Over prescription means non-medical use.
Chair: The title of this resolution is agreed. Let’s move to the body of the resolution.
The first preamble paragraph is agreed.
USA: We consider the second pp. to be duplicative and would suggest that we delete it.
Chair: Gives the floor to Norway.
Norway: I suggest that resolution 53/4 should be recalled and add resolution 53/7.
Chair: We can now move to the next resolution.
Mexico: We would like to include a reference to increased demand. We suggest the addition of increased trafficking and increased use of non-medical opioids.
USA: We propose that we delete ‘problem’ in the first line and; law enforcement and security’ in the third and fourth line.
China: we insist that we include the phrase ‘rising demand for drugs caused drug traffickers exploiting the market’.
UK: We support the USA, as there are a number of causes in this regard and it is not only because of the rising demand. We would therefor like to delete the comments made by China.
Turkey: Keeping this notion of challenges to law enforcement and security. We suggest the third line read ‘to public health, safety, law enforcement and security, in some cases’
Chair: Gives the floor to the Secretariat.
Secretariat: The following informals will be held:
L3 (Chair) at 15:00 in M2
L2 (Russia) at 16:00 in M0E05
L9 (Germany/Peru/Thailand) 16:30 – 17:30 in M0E03
Chair: We will resume this discussion at 16:30 and it will continue until 19:30.