People, public health and human rights – in preparation for the UNGASS on the world drug problem

On Tuesday the 9th of February UNAIDS and the Permanent Missions of Colombia, Norway and Switzerland to the United Nations (UN) hosted a side event at UN headquarters in New York in the margins of the Informal Interactive Stakeholder Consultation (IISC). The key speakers included:

  • Introductory Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Khaled Shamaa, UNGASS Board Chair
  • Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Mr. Ivan Šimonović , OHCHR
  • Executive Director, Dr. Nata Menabde, WHO
  • Deputy Executive Director, Mr. Aldo Lalé-Demoz, UNODC
  • Director, Mr. Mahesh Mahalingam, UNAIDS
  • Key note address by civil society

Click on the photo below to watch the video of the event:

UNGASS swiss colombia norway side event

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