False Consensus of UN Negotiations Exposed

At the adoption of the political declaration by the UN, the German delegation raised their flag and made the following statement:

‘I have the honour to speak on behalf of the following states, Australia, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, St Lucia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, The United Kingdom, and of course Germany.

The aforementioned states declare that they will interpret the term ‘related support services’ used in the Political Declaration and the plan of action as including measures which a number of states, intergovernmental organisations and NGOs call harm reduction measures.

Madame Chair, I request that this statement be annexed to the report of this meeting.’

The German intervention received a sustained round of applause.

A number of countries then intervened to state that they could not support Germany’s intervention. These countries were Russia, Colombia, Argentina, Cuba, USA, Sri Lanka, and Japan.

3 comments

  1. iolaruss_rj says:

    So hypocritical this ol’UN (USA) drug policy.

    We should re-legalize substances and take it out from the black market’s violent power.

    This black market, this mafia, that politicians, countries, corporations, etc are gaining profit from it.

    We must inform and educate people that decide use recreative drugs about the REAL consequences and the “correct” way to consume it.

  2. It’s all about money. Drugs are illegal cause it’s most profitable this way. And maybe that’s why we have to think about what we are doing as a social movement. Harm reduction movement has its limits (which is normal), and in fact, any CND recognition on harm reduction can mean nothing to people who use drugs. By the way, where are these people in Viena (besides the statistics)? And also, can Harm Reduction organisations “replace” them? Just thinking…

    Thanks for the news!

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