High Level Segments

Side event: From abstract principles to concrete guidance: International Guidelines on Human Rights and Drug Policy

Organized by the Governments of Canada, Germany, Mexico and Switzerland, UNAIDS and the World Health Organization. The International Guidelines on Human Rights and Drug Policy can be accessed online here. H.E. Ambassador Claude Wild, Switzerland: Celebration of a milestone. Today we launch the International Guidelines on Human Rights and Drug Policy. Fruitful collaboration between International …

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Side event: Taking action to increase access to controlled drugs for medical purposes while preventing diversion and misuse

Organized by the Governments of Australia, Ecuador and Belgium, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Drugs and Health Branch, the International Narcotics Control Board and the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care. Permanent representative, Australia: People are at the centre of our efforts. The Conventions were established to uphold the welfare and …

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Side event: The complexity of the drug problem and the need to update national legislation

Antonio De Leo, UNODC (Chair): The world drug problem is complex, we all know that. It requires a comprehensive approach to tackle its causes and consequences. The Ministerial Segment of CND is a good opportunity to review and evaluate how each country and region can adapt their own drug legislation and frameworks to realities. Implementing …

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Roundtable discussion: Item 5b. ‘Safeguarding the future…’

Interactive, multi-stakeholder round table of the ministerial segment: Safeguarding the future: enhancing our efforts to respond to the world drug problem through strengthening international cooperation, including means of implementation, capacity-building and technical assistance, on the basis of common and shared responsibility Chair: Welcome. Today I have a double function, in addition to chair I am …

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