From NGO Statements

Side event: Modernizing drug policy: What helps and what goes against it—case studies

Organized by Fédération bruxelloise des institutions pour toxicomanes, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, the International Drug Policy Consortium and the Piaget Agency for Development. Jose Queiros, APDES, Portugal: Sometimes we’re antagonists with Joao Goulao. We’re friends and colleagues, but we have different roles: civil society and State. In the 1990s, the scenario was dramatic. Open drug …

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Side event – The world drug perception problem

Organized by the Governments of Portugal, Switzerland and Uruguay, and the Global Commission on Drug Policy. Pavel Bém,Commissioner, Global Commission on Drug Policy: The Global Commission on Drug Policy aims to bring to the international level science-based discussions. Humane ways and interventions to reduce the harmful consequences of the use of drugs, and of enforced drug policies …

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CND Intersessional 17th November: The Way Forward – Preparations for the sixty-second session of the CND in 2019

Bente Angell-Hansen (Norway), CND Chair: This is the day I’ve been looking the most forward to. The question is how do we carry what we have done forward. It’s also a specially good day because the Mexican Ambassador is in the room. On behalf of all of us, we congratulate you on the nomination by GRULAC …

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CND Intersessional 16th November: Chapter VI, Operational Recommendations on strengthening international cooperation based on the principle of common and shared responsibility

Chair: Welcomes everyone to the intersessional on international cooperation – including those travelling from outside Vienna as well as civil society representatives. The agenda for today is adopted. We will start with agenda item 2: Arrangements for the reconvened 60th session of the CND and for the 61th session of the CND The reconvened will take …

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CND Intersessional, 18 October 2017: Chapter 7 on alternative development, development-oriented drug policy

Amb. Pedro Moitinho, Post-UNGASS Facilitator: Welcomes panellists. Jorge Ríos, Chief, Sustainable Livelihoods Unit, UNODC: I will discuss our efforts implementing the Action Plan and the UNGASS. When reading both, it is clear that MS drafted them both understanding the Conventions are their cornerstone. Recap of alternative development history. Originally seen by the international community as …

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

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 the Golden Colombia Initiative. …

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