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Special event: Commemoration of the United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, launch of the 2020 World Drug Report, discussion on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world drug situation

Special Event of the CND, Commemoration of the United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and Launch of the 2020 World Drug Report followed by a Discussion on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the world drug situation, virtual event Chair: We are greatly honoured by the Austrian Federal Minister for …

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Beijing + 25: Realising gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls – CND & CCPCJ joint event

Joint CND & CCPCJ Virtual Event commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the adoption of the Being Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) and discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting women and girls From the event’s website: 2020 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women …

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Side Event: ‘Were you really raped or did you just not get paid?’ – Addressing stigma and violence against women who use drugs

Zhuldyz Akisheva, UNODC Regional Office South Africa: Welcome. Ms. Molekane, South Africa: We have a regulatory and institutional responsibility to respond to the needs of women, drug users and other stakeholders. The main issue is NPS that hampers our treatment and recovery responses due to its constantly changing nature. WDR continues to pose serious threats. …

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Side Event: Youth Participation in Drug Use Prevention: A Way to Build Healthy, and Prosperous Communities and Societies

Organized by Kyrgyzstan and the Russian Federation, and Turkish Green Crescent Society and UNODC Drug Prevention and Health Branch. Elizabeth Mattfeld, Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, Drug Prevention and Health Branch, UNODC: UNODC Handbook on Youth Participation in Drug Prevention Work. We have meaningful engagement of youth. Youth driving creation of this document. Defines youth …

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Side Event: Bridging the Gaps between Crime and Development Perspectives in Drug Policy: The Drugs & Development Hub

[…] UNODC AD (stand-in): WDP and Sustainable Development: a complex relationship – responses impact each other. We cannot look at these areas out of context. Drug use undermines goal 5 (gender equality) – women take more pharmaceutical medications and men are more into drugs like cocaine and heroin. Clear lack of services for women. Women …

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