From Side Events

Side Event: Addressing and reversing the harms of drug control in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Organised by AFEW International, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, the Andrey Rylkov Foundation for Health and Social Justice, and the International Drug Policy Consortium Chaired by Ann Fordham (IDPC). Richard Elliot (Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network): To provide a public health overview. Punitive approaches to drug control in the region are rife. But also resources and energy are …

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Side event: How can we make the International drug control system better protect our youth?

Panel: Jane Slater (Anyone’s Child/Transform Drug Policy Foundation), Peter Muyshondt (Anyone’s Child), Fiona Gilbertson (Anyone’s Child/Recovering Justice), Inez Feria, Murtaza Majeed, Donna May (Anyone’s Child/mumsDU) Watch the video of the event onAnyone’s Child website.  Jane Slater: These are the real people who are being impacted by our policies. I think there is a lot of …

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UNODC-WHO Special Launch Event – The SOS Initiative – Stop Overdose Safely: Emergency Community Management of Opioid Overdose including interim Naloxone

Rein Oidekevi, Estonia. Serious topic, require strong action, PWID experience most severe health risks, high risk of OD and premature death, lack of action can lead to unacceptable loss of life, important to review drug policy to place stronger emphasis on human rights, naloxone programs can immediately reverse the effect of opioid overdose, national program …

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