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Side event: The global drug control system and the Sustainable Development Goals agenda

Organised by the Governments of Switzerland, Mexico, the Czech Republic, Guatemala and Uruguay, the United Nations Development Programme and the Global Commission on Drug Policy Louise Arbour, former commissioner for Human rights, Commissioner for the Global Commission on Drug Policy, chair of the event, opens the Side Event by reminding that the Substainable Developement Goals …

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Panel Discussion on the World Drug Problem – 30th Regular Session – Human Rights Council

A summary of the panel, produced by the United Nations Information Service in Geneva, can be accessed here. A full recording is available at UN Web TV. Opening Statement Flavia Pansieri, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights (Statement) Panel Moderator and the Panellists Ruth Dreifuss, former President of the Swiss Confederation and member of the Global Commission on Drug …

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Side Event (HRC Panel): The right to health: addressing the drug control barriers hindering access to controlled medicines

Ruth Dreifuss (GCDP): HRC can organise adequate response to this problem. Policies building on repression have unintended consequences.  Time has come to recognise that the problem cannot be solved without shift in priorities.  Real aims are not to be reached without deep policy changes.  In this report, the Commission is advocating for scientific evidence. Human …

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