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Side Event: Next steps for data collection on drugs: Experiences from UN agencies

Organized by Mexico and Switzerland, and Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales, European Union, Global Drug Policy Observatory (Swansea University, United Kingdom), International Drug Policy Consortium, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Development Programme and World Health Organization The revised version of the Annual Report Questionnaire is set to be proposed, …

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Side event: Drug control policies and the militarisation of security: Reflections on the experience in the Americas

Organised by Conectas, the Brazilian Drug Policy Platform, the Washington Office on Latin America and the Centre for Legal and Social Studies. Today we will be talking about how drug control policies and the militarisation of the Americas are related to each other. There are 2 specific moments related to this context: (1) last year, …

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Side Event: Measuring Drug Policy Outcomes: Intersections with Human Rights and the SDGs

Side Event: Measuring drug policy outcomes: Intersections with human rights and the sustainable development goals Organised by the Government of Switzerland, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy, the International Drug Policy Consortium, the Global Drug Policy Observatory of Swansea University, Centro de Estudios Legales …

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Side event: Human rights defenders under threat: the “war on drugs” and the shrinking space for civil society

Daniel Joloy, Amnesty International. Human rights defenders face harassment, intimidation for speaking out on human rights. They are forcibly disappeared. Far from being protected by the state, they are treated as criminals. The increase in violence has created an increasingly difficult environment for human rights defenders to work. Attempts to clamp down on criminal groups can …

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Side event: Edging forward – How the UN’s language on drugs has advanced since 1990

Organised by Mexico, the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), the Transnational Institute (TNI) and the Global Drug Policy Observatory (GDPO) Ambassador Alicia Buenrostro Massieu (Mexico). It is my pleasure to welcome you all today to this event on the margins of the thematic discussions of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, dedicated to the implementation of the …

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CND Intersessional, 28 September 2017: Chapter 4 on human rights, women, youth and children

Post-UNGASS Facilitator. We will focus today on human rights, youth, children, women and communities. Valerie Lebaux, Chief, Justice Section, UNODC. Given the focus of this third round of intersessional discussions, technical assistance and international cooperation needs, I want to provide updates on UNODC’s technical assistance in supporting member states to implement chapter 4 of the …

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