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Special Event – Increasing Access to Controlled Medicines: Addressing the Global Disparity in Pain Relief

H.E. Ghislain D’hoop, Belgian Ambassador (Moderating): The global disparity in pain relief is unacceptable to my country, and we provide resources to UNODC and INCB to address this challenge. Yury Fedotov, UNODC Executive Director: The number on this issue speak for themselves. Pain management is a human rights concern, and palliative care is essential. Controlled substances are …

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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: 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: 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

Organised by the Governments of Estonia and Lithuania, the Association for Safer Drug Policies, and the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association 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 …

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