From Side Events

Side event: Science in Context: Freedom of Research and Treatment of Controlled Substances

Organised by the International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research & Service (ICEERS), the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), Associazione Luca Coscioni and Science for Democracy. INTRODUCTION: Marco Perduca (Associazione Luca Coscioni, Science for Democracy) UN bodies have repeatedly stated that the “world drug problem” needs to be addressed in an “evidence-based” and “human rights-based” …

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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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Side event: Alignment and implementation – Evidence to develop sustainable and conflict-sensitive drug

Organized by the Government of Switzerland, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Research and Trend Analysis Branch, Programme Development and Management Unit, and the London School of Economics Global Challenges Research Fund. Jean-Luc Lemahieu, Director, Division of Policy Analysis and Public Affairs, UNODC (Chair): you might wonder what the title is about, it …

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Side event: Drug policy: Saving public costs

Eliza Kurcevic, Eurasian Harm Reduction Association. What costs more? Criminalisation (prisons) or social and health services (different treatment programmes, prevention, employment benefits, social security services, etc.)? You can use the link here to vote. Here is a map here which measures the costs of criminalisation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). This assessment was made …

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