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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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Alternatives to incarceration: When are they useful, how much do they cost and how can member states best implement and monitor them?

Organized by the Governments of Argentina, Guyana and the United States of America, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, and the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission of the Organization of American States Guyana: because of its geography, Guyana is seen as an international drug trade point with its …

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