Side event: Drug Policy Reform in West Africa

Francis Kofi Torkornoo, Narcotics Control Board, Ghana. Our mandate is both for drug supply reduction and demand reduction. Within these two mandates, most of the resources have been spent in the supply reduction work, with demand reduction getting between 15 and 20% of the resources. Ghana is committed to the UNGASS Outcome Document from 2016, as …

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Side event: Addressing global disparities in access to controlled substances for medical purposes, with focus on treatment and pain relief

Organised by the Governments of Australia, Belgium, Ghana, Norway and Panama, the International Narcotics Control Board, the World Health Organisation, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the International Union Against Cancer. The Hon. Ken Wyatt AM, Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, Government of Australia (Chair) 5.5 billion people do not …

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General Assembly: Thirtieth Special Session of the General Assembly on the World Drug Problem (3rd plenary meeting)

The full statements delivered by member states during the UNGASS general debate are available here.  Chair: The third plenary meeting of the 30th special session calls to order; the GA continues its meeting Singapore: Mister President, Singapore is happy to be participating to UNGASS 2016. To discuss the global drug problem, we need to ask a …

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