From UNGASS 2016

CND Intersessional Meeting – 11 October: Operational recommendations on crosscutting issues: Human rights, youth, children, women and communities

Chair: International Centre Human Rights and Drug Policy can fit in the chapter to be discussed now, so it will be shown during this thematic discussion. We now focus on crosscutting issues: Human rights, youth, children, women and communities. The OHCHR is represented in the room and it’s a pleasure. Valerie Lebeaux, Justice Section, UNODC: …

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CND Intersessional Meeting – 11 October: Operational recommendations on Supply reduction and related measures; effective law enforcement; responses to drug-related crime; and countering money laundering and promoting judicial cooperation

Chair: I need to leave at 1pm, so please stick to the advised time limits for interventions. Today we continue our thematic discussions, and the Chapter we are discussing is the third one: Supply reduction and related measures… I will call on speakers according to the flow of the discussion. UNODC: We will cover many …

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CND Intersessional Meeting – 10 October: Operational recommendations on Ensuring the availability of and access to controlled substances exclusively for medical and scientific purposes, while preventing their diversion

Gilberto Gerra, UNODC: There is a clear imbalance in terms of access to essential medicines. The UNGASS outcome document contemplates measures to facilitate this. Ethical mandate to reduce burden of pain. Countries have produced a myriad of supplementary regulations that restrict access and go beyond international obligations: burdensome registration of patients, specific permissions for doctors, …

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UNGASS: Thirtieth special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem (6th plenary meeting)

General debate [item 7] (continued) The full statements delivered by member states during the UNGASS general debate are available here.  Nepal – Established national coordination committee for drug abuse control with separate district level committees in the country. Doing our best to address drug problems. Look to international community for enhanced cooperation, including in coordination with …

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UNGASS roundtable 5: Alternative development

Alternative development; regional, interregional and international cooperation on development-oriented balanced drug control policy; addressing socioeconomic issues   (i) Drugs, addressing socioeconomic issues and fostering alternative development, including preventive alternative development; (ii) Enhancing regional, interregional and international cooperation on development-oriented, balanced drug control policy;   Co-Chair President Ollanta Humala of Peru: Good afternoon, it is an …

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