Civil Society Participation

Item 11. 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 (Afternoon session)

Indonesia: Nearly 3 years have passed since UNGASS – we have been committed to advancing promotion of human rights. In addressing the drug problems whilst protecting human rights the government has provided funding for therapy programmes for drug users and special needs populations such as women and children. It is important that human rights are …

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Side Event: Civil society on member state delegations to the CND: Models for engagement, benefits, and lessons learned

Organised by the Governments of Canada, Mexico and New Zealand, the International Drug Policy Consortium, the Centre of Drug Policy Evaluation, the New Zealand Drug Foundation, and the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition Zara Snapp, Instituto RIA I’ve been on the Mexican delegation foe the last 6-7 years, and wanted to share experiences. Some delegations, you …

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Plenary: Item 10. Implementation of the Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem (cont…)

Cameroon: Allow me to give a brief overview on status of drug and durg abuse in my country. Cannabis remains the most consumed drug in Cannabis, albeit trafficking as a whole is on an increase. Cocaine, heroine and synthetic opioids continue to enter Cameroon by land air and sea and trafficked in great quantities. We have …

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Informal Dialogue with the UNODC Executive Director

International Drug Policy Consortium: What work has the UNODC done (in particular in collaboration with the WHO) to highlight the need for ‘overdose prevention’ and the provision of harm reduction interventions as a central element of countries’ response to the current overdose crisis? Yury Fedotov, UNODC: We collaborate on a number of issues, including on overdose …

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Special Event Blog: Leaving No-One Behind: People at the centre of a harm reduction, human rights and public health approach to drug use

Organised by the Governments of the Netherlands and Norway, the UNODC, the UNDP, UNAIDS, the WHO, the IDPC, AFEW International, International Network of People who Use Drugs, Open Society Foundation, Aidsfounds, and Frontline AIDS. HE Marco Hennis, Netherlands Ambassador: All about human rights, putting people in the centre, public health, Dutch approach to drug use – …

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