From Intersessional Meetings

CND Intersessional, 17 October 2017: Chapter 5 on evolving reality, trends and existing circumstances

Ongoing webcast available here. Post-UNGASS Facilitator: I encourage the same level of active participation as we had yesterday, which was a good discussion. Please do ask questions of the panellists. On the panel today, we have the Colombian Ambassador, Angela Mae from UNODC, Gilles Fortes from WHO, Paul Griffiths from EMCDDA, and an NGO representative from …

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CND Intersessional, 16 October 2017: Chapter 3 on supply reduction, law enforcement, responses to drug-related crime and countering money laundering

Amb. Bente Angell-Hansen, CND Chair: I welcome all attending for joining us in this important work, as well as the panellists on this session. I invite the meeting to adopt the provisional agenda. It is adopted. In order to use our time effectively, I’d like to start this meeting with Agenda Item 2 on the …

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Side event: Edging forward – How the UN’s language on drugs has advanced since 1990

Organised by Mexico, the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), the Transnational Institute (TNI) and the Global Drug Policy Observatory (GDPO) Ambassador Alicia Buenrostro Massieu (Mexico). It is my pleasure to welcome you all today to this event on the margins of the thematic discussions of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, dedicated to the implementation of the …

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CND Intersessional, 28 September 2017: Chapter 4 on human rights, women, youth and children

Post-UNGASS Facilitator. We will focus today on human rights, youth, children, women and communities. Valerie Lebaux, Chief, Justice Section, UNODC. Given the focus of this third round of intersessional discussions, technical assistance and international cooperation needs, I want to provide updates on UNODC’s technical assistance in supporting member states to implement chapter 4 of the …

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CND Intersessional, 27 September 2017: Chapter 2 on access to controlled substances for medical and scientific purposes

Gilberto Gerra, UNODC. Only a few words from me to introduce my colleague. The rooms in the UN can be impermeable to sound, including the screaming of millions of people in unnecessary pain – people undergoing surgery, people suffering from pain. Thanks to cooperation with Belgium and others, we are working to overcome this – this …

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