South Africa

Side Event: ‘Were you really raped or did you just not get paid?’ – Addressing stigma and violence against women who use drugs

Zhuldyz Akisheva, UNODC Regional Office South Africa: Welcome. Ms. Molekane, South Africa: We have a regulatory and institutional responsibility to respond to the needs of women, drug users and other stakeholders. The main issue is NPS that hampers our treatment and recovery responses due to its constantly changing nature. WDR continues to pose serious threats. …

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Plenary: Item 7. Inter-agency cooperation and coordination of efforts in addressing and countering the world drug problem

Chair: …Co-operation also takes place among inter-governmental bodies. The Commission seeks to strengthen horizontal cooperation. More information on this matter is contained in the conference paper E/CN7/2020/CRP-5, providing an overview of inter-agency cooperation of efforts. The Commission also has a note by the Secretariat on promoting coordination and alignment of decisions by the INCB, and the programme on HIV/AIDs, …

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Committee of the Whole (Thursday morning) L4. Promoting awareness-raising, education and training as part of a comprehensive approach to ensuring access to and the availability of controlled substances for medical and scientific purposes and improving their rational use

EC77/2020/L4   Belgium:There are some paras where the wording is ‘non-stigma’. A couple of paras have been agreed in informals pending on the solution of non-stigmatisation. Chair: Canada was the state proposing language on stigma Canada: If we are going to focus on PPs first we did have discussions during informals. Linking PP that references stigma …

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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)

Agenda item 6 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 (a) Consideration of the improved and streamlined annual report questionnaire, as reflected in the Ministerial Declaration of 2019 Chair: We …

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Committee of the Whole (Wednesday afternoon) L3- Promoting and improving the collection and analysis of reliable and comparable data to strengthen balanced, integrated, comprehensive, multidisciplinary and scientific evidence-based responses to the world drug problem

-L3- Chair: Some questions have been cleared through the informals. PP6bis Chair: Agreed in CoW PP10 Chair: Agreed in CoW PP12 Netherlands: Discussion on the UN system. MS had discussion on compromise you can see below. We can agree on it here. Chair: Invite comments. We have 3 different proposals. We can accept part of …

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