Health Poverty Action (HPA)

Side event: Legal Regulation through a Development Lens

Organized by Health Poverty Action with the support of the International Drug Policy Consortium and Instituto RIA. Clemmie James, Health Poverty Action. ‘Prohibiton has failed in all aspects of its stated purposs. With only 9 years left to achieve the SDGs, there is much to win by advancing socially just models for legally regulating drugs. This is happening at …

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CND Intersessional, 18 October 2017: Chapter 7 on alternative development, development-oriented drug policy

Amb. Pedro Moitinho, Post-UNGASS Facilitator: Welcomes panellists. Jorge Ríos, Chief, Sustainable Livelihoods Unit, UNODC: I will discuss our efforts implementing the Action Plan and the UNGASS. When reading both, it is clear that MS drafted them both understanding the Conventions are their cornerstone. Recap of alternative development history. Originally seen by the international community as …

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Side event: Civil society and international drug policy in the context of the agenda for 2030

Rokas Bernotas, Ambassador of Lithuania. Remind that UNGASS outcome document states that agenda 200 is complementary to addressing the world drug problem. Demand reduction, respect for human rights, support treatment and recovery, need to involve civil society. Supply side responses affect poor communities the most. Importance for alternative development solutions for Afghanistan, mostly semi-arid, alternative …

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Side event: Preparing for 2019: Drug policy objectives and indicators, system-wide coherence and the Sustainable Development Agenda

Renata Segura, SSRC. I thank the organisers and Switzerland for their continued support. Christian Schneider, Switzerland. I will discuss the state perspective on policy metrics. I don’t represent the official Swiss position here, I am contributing to the World Drug Report and Part IV on law enforcement indicators. I am also a consumer of UNODC’s products so …

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Informal Interactive Stakeholder Consultation

OPENING SEGMENT H.E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the UN General Assembly Welcome to the IISC in support of the UNGASS meeting. UNGASS is a major event in the 2016 GA calendar. What we are facing in these discussions is a transnational threat represented by the world drug problem and representing the common challenge and …

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