International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC)

Plenary: Item 6. Follow-up to the implementation at the national, regional and international levels of all commitments, as reflected in the Ministerial Declaration of 2019, to address and counter the world drug problem (Continued)

Chair: Good morning. Peru: It is with great grief that Peru regrets the loss of an important diplomat, a renowned Peruvian who gave his full career for international peace and security. He’s always been an example, we grieve his death and all diplomats will follow his leadership; he set exceptional standards. He lived to the age of …

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Side Event: A framework for multilateralism – the pathways to and from the international drug control regime

Chair, Singapore: We’ve seen that unilateralism didn’t work and there was a turn to multilateralism. The Commission was then pushed by various activists that led to the signing of the Opium Convention, the first internationally binding agreement that was the basis for the current drug control conventions. Tomorrow is the 55th anniversary of our first …

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Thematic sessions – Follow up to the 2019 Ministerial Declaration, 18 October

Third round of thematic sessions on the implementation of all international drug policy commitments following up to the 2019 Ministerial Declaration Theme addressed: ‘… synthetic opioids and the non-medical use of prescription drugs pose increasing risks to public health and safety, as well as scientific, legal and regulatory challenges, including with regard to the scheduling of substances’ Background …

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CND Intersessional Meeting, 24 June 2019

To access WHO’s responses to the questions posed below by Member States, please click here. Agenda item 2: Proposed scheduling recommendations by WHO Chair: Good morning, we have a slight change in the agenda. We are starting with agenda item 2 which is regarding the proposed scheduling recommendations by WHO – no objections. Assistant Secretary General …

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Special Event – Increasing Access to Controlled Medicines: Addressing the Global Disparity in Pain Relief

H.E. Ghislain D’hoop, Belgian Ambassador (Moderating): The global disparity in pain relief is unacceptable to my country, and we provide resources to UNODC and INCB to address this challenge. Yury Fedotov, UNODC Executive Director: The number on this issue speak for themselves. Pain management is a human rights concern, and palliative care is essential. Controlled substances are …

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