Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries in the United Nations (GRULAC)

UNGASS Special Segment Day 4 – Interactive Discussion Alternative development; regional, interregional and international cooperation on development-oriented, balanced drug control policy; addressing socioeconomic issues

UNODC Introduction. The UNGASS provides a unique opportunity to assess what work and what doesn’t when addressing the drug problem, including in the area of alternative development. Member states clearly view alternative development as a vital pillar of any strategy. One major challenge is that starting in 2009, official development assistance for alternative development has decreased, …

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UNGASS Special Segment Day 3 – Interactive discussion on Cross-cutting issues: New challenges, threats and realities in preventing and addressing the world drug problem in compliance with relevant international law

UNODC Introduction – New challenges have emerged in recent years related to new harmful substances and new trafficking route, and new trafficking modus operandi. Successes can be claimed in terms of reduced illicit cultivation and improved treatment services. But, challenges remain in ensuring the right balance in reduction of both demand and supply. Some of the challenges …

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UNGASS Special Segment Day 3 – Interactive discussion on cross-cutting issues: drugs and human rights, youth, women, children and communities

UNODC. Introductory statement. Agenda item 4c relates to the health and human rights, focusing on the need of women, children and youth, who are affected in many ways by drugs and their consequences. UNODC has drawn several conclusions: drug use disorders and their health complications such as HIV, HCV and overdoses are public health issues …

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CND Plenary Day 1 – GRULAC statement

We welcome the fact that there will be interactive panels to exchange opinions and go into more depth on the issue of schedules and the 2016 UNGASS. We hope that the debate will make an assessment of the world drug problem. We stress that the HLS identified progress made and challenges ahead. We highlight he …

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Nicaraguan Ambassador on behalf of GRULAC

Nicaraguan Ambassador: We welcome presence of heads of Government, high ranking ministers, policy makers and heads of international organisations. This meeting is of relevance because of the declaration from 2009 will be under going a review in their region shortly. GRULAC acknowledges that the actions in the region and on a global level have not …

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