Side event. The death penalty for drug offences: The role of international advocacy and diplomacy

Organised by Harm Reduction International with the support of Australia, Austria, Canada, Costa Rica, Mongolia, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and Amnesty International Zaved Mahmood, OHCHR (Moderator): Special greetings to Pat O’Hare, the founder of Harm Reduction International. In accordance with international human …

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UNGASS: Thirtieth special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem (5th plenary meeting)

The full statements delivered by member states during the UNGASS general debate are available here.  President of Peru: The new government has increased development in our country and has made a big difference in terms access to drinking water and other factors. We have diversified the crop growth in our country and increased crops such …

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Side Event: Access to internationally controlled drugs for medical purposes – meeting a global challenge

Opening David Stuart – Permanent representative Australia: Access to these medicines globally is very unequal Single convention on narcotic drugs (1961) establishes framework to : 1. Ensure the availability of drugs for medical and scientific purposes. 2. Prevent diversion and abuse. High Income Countries account for 93% of all medical morphine yet 70% of deaths …

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