Side event: “Hepatitis C among people who use drugs – The global state and recommendations” is locked Hepatitis C among people who use drugs – The global state and recommendations

Judith Yates – IDHDP Annette Verster – WHO Torbjorn Brekke – Norway perspective Jean-Michel Tassie – French perspective Bikas Gurung ANPUD – PUDs perspective Celine Grillon, MDM – French NGO on drug policy The side event entitled “Hepatitis C among people who use drugs – the global state and recommendations” was chaired by Dr Judith …

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Plenary Session: Item 7. Follow-up to the special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem held in 2016, including the seven thematic areas of the outcome document of the special session.

Chair: Member states committed to report timely on their progress in implementing the recommendations set out in the Outcome Document. The Commission held two rounds of discussion in 2016 and decided to continue holding such discussions; a third thematic discussion was held in 2017. Ambassador Moitinho de Almeida of Portugal: As CND facilitator for the …

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Committee of the Whole (Thursday Afternoon) – Resolution L11. Removing stigma as a barrier to the availability and delivery of health, case and social services for people who use drugs

L11 Chair: We may not move in chronological order. I want to mention I intend to continue our session in the evening because we have very little time left. I invite us to focus on L11. China: Regarding the night session we have some concerns because we have many experts who wish to speak in …

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Special Event: Taking Action to Increase Access to Controlled Drugs for Medical Purposes While Preventing Diversion and Misuse

Dr Lisa Studdert, Australia’s Head of Delegation Australia is deeply concern on the global disparity on global access to essential medicines. We need to work together. Adequate provision must be made to ensure access. It’s very important that the conventions do no restrict access. We need to reduce the risks of diversion for illicit use. …

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Plenary Session: Item 6. Implementation of the Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem (Afternoon session)

United States: On the supply side, global production of cocaine, opium poppy and synthetic drugs continue to increase, requires strategic and targeted domestic control measures. In addition to paying attention to these founding documents, we must pay attention to new realities, including grave threat posed by use of synthetic drugs, where our public health emergency …

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