Side event: Voices of the Quchaqbar – Understanding opiate trafficking in Afghanistan from the perspective of drug traffickers

Organized by Afghanistan, and UNODC Programme Development and Management Unit Anja Korenblik, UNODC [Welcoming remarks and introduction of speakers] Michel Osman, UNODC This report is unique as it conducted qualitative research and interviewed traffickers in Afghanistan that had not been charged, or had any criminal justice involvement. We interviewed 41 traffickers — they were all …

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Side Event: Accelerating support for increasing access to controlled medicines while preventing diversion and non-medical use

Organized by Australia, Belgium, Canada, El Salvador and the Russian Federation, and European Union, UNODC Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, Union for International Cancer Control, Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs and World Health Organization Miwa Kato, UNODC 80% of world defines opioid crises as not having access to opioids. How do we work this out …

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Side Event: Good Practices in Cross-Sectoral Cooperation: Civil Society Involvement in Policymaking in Europe

Organized by Finland and Spain, and Civil Society Forum on Drugs in Europe, Correlation – European Harm Reduction Network, European Union, Foreningen for Human Narkotikapolitikk, International Drug Policy Consortium, Rights Reporter Foundation and Youth Organisations for Drug Action. Moderator – Marie Nougier, International Drug Policy Consortium: Talking about good practice examples of how civil society and …

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Side event: Smokable cocaine study launch

Organized by Intercambios Asociación Civil Pablo Cymerman, Intercambios AC: This research is particularly important for our region. In our region there is a high use of cocaine and use is increasing. There are currently few studies on this particular use of cocaine. This research was led by TNI. Pien Metaal, Transnational Institute: This has been …

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