From NGO Statements

Side event: Latin American organized crime groups and worldwide drug trafficking

Organized by the Governments of Colombia and Honduras, and Interpol (…) Colombia: The scourge of drugs have for decades fed violence and weakened institutional legitimacy. It has also created irreversible damage. The measures implemented show that the constant transformation of trafficking organisations demands a fight against all components and constant revision, renovation and innovation; to …

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Informal Dialogue with the UNODC Executive Director

International Drug Policy Consortium: What work has the UNODC done (in particular in collaboration with the WHO) to highlight the need for ‘overdose prevention’ and the provision of harm reduction interventions as a central element of countries’ response to the current overdose crisis? Yury Fedotov, UNODC: We collaborate on a number of issues, including on overdose …

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Side event: Integrated methadone programme with take away doses for people with opioid use disorders in Tanzania

Organized by the government of the United Republic of Tanzania, the European Union, and Fundacion Internacional y para Iberoamerica de Administration y Politicas Publicas (FIIAPP) Col M.M. Abdallah, Chairman, NDLEA, Nigeria chaired. Welcomes empirical studies, has seen impact when visiting Tanzania, good example of EU and African country cooperation. Tom Carter, lead of Heroin Route …

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Side event: Handling dangerous opioids: Keeping our officers safe!

Organized by the Governments of Estonia and Finland, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Laboratory and Scientific Section. Jean-Luc Lemahieu, Director, Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs, UNODC: Frontline officers are often exposed to potent substances, such as fentanyl. Important to protect them. H.E. Toomas Kukk, Permanent Mission of Estonia, Vienna: …

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Side event: The death penalty for drug-related offences: The impact on women and vulnerable groups

Organized by the Governments of Austria, Canada, France, Mexico, New Zealand and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the European Union, Amnesty International and Harm Reduction International. Naomi Burke-Shyne, Executive Director, Harm Reduction International: Drug offences do not constitute the most serious crimes. Use of the death penalty for drug offences is …

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