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UNGASS special segment, first meeting

PGA – As you all know too well, April’s special segment is very timely. Drugs continue to pose a serious threat to sustainable development, endanger communities, undermine rule of law. Our responsibility to address this transnational problem and advance a global and effective response. Your work today has been instrumental for identifying the modalities for …

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Provisional agendas for subsequent special segments to be held by the CND in preparation fot he UNGASS and organisation of intersessional work of the CND

VNGOC. Presenting the CSTF. Together we represent hundreds of organisations seeking to implement the ambitions contained in international instruments, humane interventions for prevention, harm reduction and treatment. The world drug problem is a complex challenge that member states cannot tackle alone. There is room for improvements. The upcoming 2016 UNGASS has instilled a sense of urgency …

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UNGASS Special Segment Day 4 – Interactive Discussion Alternative development; regional, interregional and international cooperation on development-oriented, balanced drug control policy; addressing socioeconomic issues

UNODC Introduction. The UNGASS provides a unique opportunity to assess what work and what doesn’t when addressing the drug problem, including in the area of alternative development. Member states clearly view alternative development as a vital pillar of any strategy. One major challenge is that starting in 2009, official development assistance for alternative development has decreased, …

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UNGASS Special Segment Day 3 – Interactive discussion on Cross-cutting issues: New challenges, threats and realities in preventing and addressing the world drug problem in compliance with relevant international law

UNODC Introduction – New challenges have emerged in recent years related to new harmful substances and new trafficking route, and new trafficking modus operandi. Successes can be claimed in terms of reduced illicit cultivation and improved treatment services. But, challenges remain in ensuring the right balance in reduction of both demand and supply. Some of the challenges …

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