Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

Side Event: Accelerating support for increasing access to controlled medicines while preventing diversion and non-medical use

Organized by Australia, Belgium, Canada, El Salvador and the Russian Federation, and European Union, UNODC Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, Union for International Cancer Control, Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs and World Health Organization Miwa Kato, UNODC 80% of world defines opioid crises as not having access to opioids. How do we work this out …

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Special Event: Increasing Access to controlled drugs Post-UNGASS

Organized by the Governments of Australia, Belgium, Italy, Lithuania and Norway, the UNODC Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, the International Narcotics Control Board, the World Health Organization, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Union for International Cancer Control, the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care, Human Rights Watch, and the Vienna and New York …

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Side Event: Resolving the Global Crisis of Untreated Pain by Improving Access to Controlled Medicines within the Framework of the SDGs

Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO: Emphasize that access to essential medicines is a fundamental pillar. Not nearly enough focus has been paid to access to essential medicines. One of the most important medicines, morphine, is emblematic of the fight to ensure access of medicines. Considered the gold standard for pain relief, yet more than 5 billion people …

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CND Day 1 – Agenda Item 6 (d): International cooperation to ensure the availability of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances for medical and scientific purposes while preventing their diversion

INCB President – 75% of the world’s population live without access to proper pain relief medication. In 1961, the international community committed to make adequate provisions to ensure access to pain medication while tackling diversion for illicit use. Addressing discrepancies in availability of controlled medicines is the responsibilities of governments due to their obligations under …

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Multi-faceted approach to addressing the challenges of increasing access to controlled drugs for medical purposes

Side event organised by Australia, WHO, INCB, UNODC and the Union for International Cancer Control. Gilberto Gerra UNODC Chaired.  Double failure of drug system.  Limit opioids worldwide. People continue to die with pain. Dr. Naidoo INCB President  Apart from being President of the INCB and a Doctor I am also an African.  Started slide with Hippocratic Oath.  …

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Side event – Coordinated efforts to increase access to controlled drugs for medical purposes

Mr. David Lewis, Australian Permanent Mission. Appreciates efforts of Dr. Gerra.  Panama’s efforts in  WHO EB resolution.  Drawing upon CND resolution on which Australia has led for relief of pain and suffering.  High priority on access to medical opioids for pain relief and palliative care.  Moral obligation to work for better access.  Guaranteeing access was …

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