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Item 14. Contributions by the Commission to the work of the Economic and Social Council, in line with General Assembly resolution 68/1, including follow-up to and review and implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (cont.)

Commission on Science, Technology and Development: Every year our committee has two priorities. The first is focusing on the impact of rapid technological change on sustainable development. The likes of big data, synthetic technology can create great opportunities to address the SDG’s. New technology also poses challenges. These can raise inequalities and facilitate illegal activities. Science …

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Item 11. Follow-up to the special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem held in 2016, including the seven thematic areas of the outcome document of the special session (Afternoon session)

Indonesia: Nearly 3 years have passed since UNGASS – we have been committed to advancing promotion of human rights. In addressing the drug problems whilst protecting human rights the government has provided funding for therapy programmes for drug users and special needs populations such as women and children. It is important that human rights are …

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UNODC-WHO Special Launch Event – The SOS Initiative – Stop Overdose Safely: Emergency Community Management of Opioid Overdose including interim Naloxone

Rein Oidekevi, Estonia. Serious topic, require strong action, PWID experience most severe health risks, high risk of OD and premature death, lack of action can lead to unacceptable loss of life, important to review drug policy to place stronger emphasis on human rights, naloxone programs can immediately reverse the effect of opioid overdose, national program …

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Evidence and arguments for implementing the UNGASS commitments to harm reduction

Organised jointly by the Permanent Mission of the Netherlands, the Permanent Mission of Czech Republic, the Permanent Mission of Canada and the Permanent Mission of Switzerland, together with the UNODC HIV/AIDS Section and Harm Reduction International, and in collaboration with the IDPC, AFEW International, AIDS Fonds and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance. Welcome from Marco Hennis …

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Side Event: The impact of drug policies on women who use drugs: Perspectives on gender equality, human rights and harm reduction

Organised by the Government of Brazil, National Advocates for Pregnant Women, Amnesty International, Harm Reduction Coalition, Eurasian Harm Reduction Network, International Network of People who Use Drugs, and Open Society Foundations.  ‘On the occasion of the UNGASS on the World Drug Problem, please join us for an important discussion about the impact of drug policies …

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