Side Events

Side event: Drug crypto markets beyond 2020: Policy, enforcement, harm, and resilience

Organized by the Government of the Netherlands, Asociación Bienestar y Desarollo (Energy Control), the Global Drug Policy Observatory and the International Drug Policy Consortium Anke ter Hoeve, Netherlands: The Netherlands is a staunch supporter of evidence based drug policymaking. We had a side event on the matter and submitted a resolution which commanded great support. …

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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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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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