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Committee of the Whole (Thursday morning). L4. Promoting measures to prevent and treat viral hepatitis C among people who use drugs

Chair: Happy new year to those who celebrate Norway: Thank you everyone for time yesterday – 3 outstanding PPs and title left. Let’s first agree to paragraphs agreed in informals. PPs on 2019 Ministerial Declaration USA: Thank you Norway – combine PPs on Min Dec statements. Belgium: Amendment for last line – add ‘continue to …

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Committee of the Whole, Wednesday morning / Thursday afternoon (L7. Advancing effective and innovative approaches, through national, regional, and international action, to address the multifaceted challenges posed by synthetic drugs, particularly synthetic opioids

USA: Thank you chair, we have had three sessions of informals and believe we have completed a review of the preamble so should be able to get through that but may need time or the operative paragraphs. Chair: We will now move through L7, is there any comments? Title approved. PP1 Australia: originally this pp …

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Side event: Decriminalising drug use and possession: A cross-national perspective on lessons learned and best practices

Organized by the Government of Czechia, the Drug Policy Alliance, Release, and the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy. Niamh Eastwood (Release) (UK): The UN estimates that 83% of prosecutions is for personal use. punitive drug policies are ineffective. Home office report concluded that tough sanctions are not a deterrent but in fact …

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Committee of the Whole – Tuesday afternoon(L5 – Enhancing forensic detection capability for synthetic drugs through increasing international collaboration)

Chair: I propose we moved to PP3. Can we agree on the deletion of this paragraph? Paragraph deleted. Iran: We propose to put a full stop after financial flows, in sub paragraph b. Colombia: Given that this is language from UNGASS why has the language been removed when already agreed upon? I was referring to sub …

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