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Side Event: From principle to policy to practice: Implementing a human rights approach with people who use drugs

Organised by Release Legal Emergency and Drugs Service Limited with the support of Ghana, Norway, the Global Commission on Drug Policy and the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy. Speakers: Michel Kazatchkine, Global Commission on Drug Policy Angela Constance, Minister for Drug Policy, MSP Seth Kwame Acheampong, Minister of State, Ghana Stephen Cutter, …

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Side Event: Legal and Institutional Framework on Drug Control and Related Organized Crime in West Africa

Organized by the Government of Nigeria, the Global Commission on Drug Policy and the Economic Community of West African States. Barbara Goedde (Global Commission on Drug Policy): Welcome on behalf of the co-sponsors, including the Global Commission on Drug Policy. Today we will hear from the Ambassador in Nigeria, and Nigeria have been playing a formal …

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Side event – The world drug perception problem

Organized by the Governments of Portugal, Switzerland and Uruguay, and the Global Commission on Drug Policy. Pavel Bém,Commissioner, Global Commission on Drug Policy: The Global Commission on Drug Policy aims to bring to the international level science-based discussions. Humane ways and interventions to reduce the harmful consequences of the use of drugs, and of enforced drug policies …

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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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