Committee of the Whole – Resolution L.8: Intensifying coordination and cooperation among United Nations entities and relevant national sectors, including the health and justice sectors, to target the world drug problem. Continued Wednesday evening

OP3bis

Norway: Overlap with PP which risks weakening it’s effect and doesn’t use OP language. so it reads ‘encourages UNODC and encourages together with INCB to continue supporting and implementing’

US: Happy to go along with more operative language

S.Africa: Add ‘in accordance with their mandates’

OP3bis approved

OP3ter

Norway: Similar proposal as the last. After ‘and’ insert ‘further encourages the INCB and the WHO to continue to collaborate’ and so on.

OP4

Pakistan: Replace ’goals’ with ‘operational recommendations’ to make it factually correct.

US: This language is adapted from 2016, so we would like to retain it as general assembly language.

S.Africa: After ‘specialise agencies’ add ‘, while continuing to support the implementation of the goals set out in the 2009 political declaration and plan of action,’

Russia: We can go along with S.Africa proposal. We would prefer to add ‘made in the outcome document that are within their existing mandates’. And change ‘from’ to ‘of’.

Belgium: We too would like to keep the General Assembly language.

Ecuador: We support the original text.

Indonesia: I would like to echo S.Africa and Russia

Colombia: Support the original language

Cuba: Support Russia, Pakistan & Indonesia

Uruguay: support the original language

Chair: I suggest to leave in brackets

Switzerland: We support the original agreed language

Iran: Add voice to Pakistan, Russia & S. Africa. And add ‘of the General Assembly’

US: We do feel that the text is balanced and agreed language, we would hope that we could stick to the agreed language. But we could add an OP implementation to move forward.

Chair: I will adjourn for now and we will continue tomorrow.

US: We have a room booked now, and we can continue discussion downstairs in the next 10 minutes.

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