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Statement of Poland at HLM

The Polish statement called for the equal application of law and human rights. It cited the importance of preventing of HIV, hepatitis and other BBVs, and specifically promoted harm reduction approaches to accomplish this. It discussed the importance of access to pain relief and essential medicines, targeted interventions for youth and ‘high risk groups’ and the importance of involving NGOs and civil society in the drug policy process.

It noted that the percentage of IDUs in the country was stable, and that there was a reduction in incidence in BBVs, that drug related deaths fallen and that access to harm reduction measures has increased.

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