CND Sessions

Side Event: Drug Crypto Markets Beyond 2020: Policy, Enforcement, Harm, and Resilience

Organized by the Netherlands, and Asociacion Bienestar y Desarollo (Energy Control), Global Drug Policy Observatory and International Drug Policy Consortium. Surprisingly little research on drug crypto markets. Crypto markets continue to function despite high profile law enforcement actions. Data suggests that production of drugs on crypto markets remain robust and in some contexts are increasing. …

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Side Event- East African Community Regional Policy on Prevention, Management and Control of Alcohol, Drugs and Other Substances

  Chair: We will discuss drug policy from the perspective of health, and East African Drug Policy. The African plan of action was developed last year. African communities are supportive of the comprehensive approach to drugs. but how are we going to contextualise them? Kunal Naik: We created the African Plan of action in 2018 in Cairo and finalised …

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Plenary: Item 9- Contributions by the Commission to the work of the Economic and Social Council, in line with General Assembly resolution 72/305, including follow-up to and review and implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Chair: The commission decided to include this standing item on the agenda focusing on Economic and Social Council. The commission has been contributing as appropriate to the council’s work. In the 2019 Ministerial Declaration, member states reiterated the efforts to achieve SDGs were complementary and mutually reinforcing. In September 2019, heads of states gathered in …

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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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