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High Level Segment – Statement by AALCA

The 2009 declaration is of great importance for our region and among our 10 member states. Our organisation was expanded over the 3 decades. We have learned that the imperative of overcoming the non-economic problems we are facing – this includes drugs. The region is crossed by a major trafficking route for opium and heroin. …

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OAS statement

We are sharing our hemisphere’s perspective on WDP.  Role of OAS.  For 27 years we have worked with all our member states.  CICAD.  I am Executive secretary.  We have three strategies.  Coordinate policies, work on mutual evaluations, offer technical assistance, share good practices with all the countries in the region.  Grateful for their presence here. …

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High Level Segment – Council of Europe

Will focus on harm reduction. The right to access to healthcare services is enshrined in international law. Access to risk prevention and harm reduction constitutes a human right. Risk prevention is part of a balanced addiction policy. Many states have made these important part of their drug policies. Harm reduction and risk prevention are effective …

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Director of Mental Health and Substance Abuse WHO on behalf of Margaret Chan

The World Health Organization as the directing and coordinating authority for health within the UN system, promotes public health approaches to the problems of drug use and drug use disorders. In doing so, the WHO acts within its core functions which  include setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries …

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High Level Segment – Statement by OSCE

In today’s rapidly evolving security environment, we are threatened by many complex issues undermining international peace and security. Partnerships are critical. Illicit drug flight should be done under the principle of balanced and shared responsibility. A strategy will be designed for Afghanistan will be an opportunity to promote peace, security and development in the region. …

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