Greece

Side event: Homelessness and substance use in city centres: balanced and evidence-based policies

Organized by the Government of Greece, Correlation – European Harm Reduction Network, the Pompidou Group/Council of Europe, and Santé Mentale et Exclusion Sociale – Europe National Drug Coordinator, Greece: Homelessness in downtown Athens is an important challenge, exacerbated by factors such mental health conditions, substance use problems, the financial crisis and the influx of refugees …

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General Assembly: Thirtieth Special Session of the General Assembly on the World Drug Problem (4th plenary meeting)

The full statements delivered by member states during the UNGASS general debate are available here.  The Special Session will be an important milestone in achieving the goals set in the policy document of 2009 “Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem”, …

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Side event: Ensuring more proportionate, humane and effective approaches to drug policy

Nathalie Peter, Uruguay. Today, we focus on the importance of ensuring more humane and proportionate drug policies. Prison overcrowding and human rights violations have been a direct result of disproportionate penalties. In this event we provide an overview of the concept of proportionality, offer best practice examples and recommendations for reform. Gloria Lai, IDPC. I will speak …

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Resolution L2. Application of the principle of proportionality in implementing drug control policies

Netherlands: Ready to take it up now. Version we agreed on yesterday. Two informal sessions on this and we agreed to bring it to the COW. Greece: Rationale of this resolution is enriching the comprehensive understanding of the opportunities of the three conventions to implement effective drug policies, and focuses on proportionality. Being discussed in …

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