Czech Republic

Committee of the Whole (Wednesday afternoon) – L5 Promoting the involvement of youth in drug prevention efforts

OP1 Chair: We will commence with this, agreed in informals. Australia: We should include ‘scientific “and” evidence-based’. Chair: I imagine we can accept this? Indeed that’s the case, that’s agreed by the CoW.   OP2 Chair: Also agreed in informals. Any comments? Then I take it’s acceptable for the Member States. And thus agreed in …

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Committee of the Whole (Thursday morning). L4. Promoting measures to prevent and treat viral hepatitis C among people who use drugs

Chair: Happy new year to those who celebrate Norway: Thank you everyone for time yesterday – 3 outstanding PPs and title left. Let’s first agree to paragraphs agreed in informals. PPs on 2019 Ministerial Declaration USA: Thank you Norway – combine PPs on Min Dec statements. Belgium: Amendment for last line – add ‘continue to …

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Side event: Decriminalising drug use and possession: A cross-national perspective on lessons learned and best practices

Organized by the Government of Czechia, the Drug Policy Alliance, Release, and the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy. Niamh Eastwood (Release) (UK): The UN estimates that 83% of prosecutions is for personal use. punitive drug policies are ineffective. Home office report concluded that tough sanctions are not a deterrent but in fact …

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Committee of the Whole – Tuesday afternoon(L5 – Enhancing forensic detection capability for synthetic drugs through increasing international collaboration)

Chair: I propose we moved to PP3. Can we agree on the deletion of this paragraph? Paragraph deleted. Iran: We propose to put a full stop after financial flows, in sub paragraph b. Colombia: Given that this is language from UNGASS why has the language been removed when already agreed upon? I was referring to sub …

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