Civil Society Task Force (CSTF)

Launch of the 2018 UNODC World Drug Report in Geneva

The launch of the 2018 World Drug Report took place in Geneva on the 26th of June 2018, on the occasion of the UN International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Presenters: Kamran Niaz, Epidemiologist in the Drug Research Section, UNODC Peter Ghys, Director of the Strategic Information and Evaluation Department, UNAIDS Miwa Kato, Director …

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Side event – The public health elements of a comprehensive, balanced and inclusive drug policy.

Side event organised by the World Health Organisation. Dr Shekhar Saxena: welcome and thank you for coming. First question question to WHO: in the draft outcomes document, member states requested more involvement from the WHO, how is the WHO planning to do this? Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO. WHO warmly welcomes the push for the public health approach. It …

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Civil Society Forum in preparation for the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs

Mr Esbjörn Hörnberg, Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs Chair/ Civil Society Task Force Chair: Through our work, we have managed to achieve meaningful, balanced contributions by civil society. Our work involves many NGOs. We have chosen this opportunity to include the voices of grassroots CSOs. I wish to thank the government of Switzerland and Colombia …

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