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General Assembly: Thirtieth special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem (Opening segment)

The full statements delivered by member states during the UNGASS general debate are available here.  Mogens Lykketoft: Ladies and gentlemen, I think for the election as President of this special session. Let me express my condolences to the delegations of Ecuador and Japan whose countries have been hit by deadly earthquakes. It is an honour …

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Panel Discussion on the World Drug Problem – 30th Regular Session – Human Rights Council

A summary of the panel, produced by the United Nations Information Service in Geneva, can be accessed here. A full recording is available at UN Web TV. Opening Statement Flavia Pansieri, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights (Statement) Panel Moderator and the Panellists Ruth Dreifuss, former President of the Swiss Confederation and member of the Global Commission on Drug …

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High-level Thematic Debate in support of the process towards the 2016 Special Session of the General Assembly on the World Drug Problem

All official statements are now available here. Opening session H.E. Mr. Sam Kutesa, President of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly The world drug problem affects us all. Drug trafficking affects national institutions. Worldwide markets are worth 332 billion dollars. Men, women and children are trapped in poverty, languish in prison. We …

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High Level Segment – Statement by Paraguay

Paraguay. Transit country for some substances.  Production of marijuana.  Have users now.  Smokable cocaine now.  Transit production and consumption requires integrated, multidisciplinary and forceful approach.  Dialogue with neighbors.  Supply reduction good but greater balance with demand reduction.  Necessary protection for most vulnerable.  Cocaine seizures.  98% cocaine paste.  Large variations in purity. Increase in price of …

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