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Informal Interactive Stakeholder Consultation

OPENING SEGMENT H.E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the UN General Assembly Welcome to the IISC in support of the UNGASS meeting. UNGASS is a major event in the 2016 GA calendar. What we are facing in these discussions is a transnational threat represented by the world drug problem and representing the common challenge and …

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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 …

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CND Reconvened Session – 11 December 2015

Agenda Item 8 – WHO advice and scheduling CND Chair – WHO recommendations on scheduling will be acted upon at CND 2016. At November meeting of 37th expert committee on drug dependence (ECDD) in Geneva, it considered 9 substances including ketamine and cannabis. Draft document E/CN.7/2015/CRP.10 on this has been made available to Board. WHO …

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Side event: The shadow economy: How the illicit drug trade impacts development and governance

Side event organised by Colombia, Norway, Christian Aid and the International Drug Policy Consortium Ann Fordham, International Drug Policy Consortium – We welcome the launch of the Christian Aid report on the impact of drugs and drug policy on development and governance. Bente Angell-Hansen, Ambassador, Embassy of Norway in Vienna – Given the hostile environment, …

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