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Side Event: Indigenous-led harm reduction interventions

Indigenous-led harm reduction interventions that align with indigenous knowledge and practice. Sarah Helm: Welcome. We are starting with a traditional He karakia poto, an indigenous non-religious prayer. (Prayer). As an indigenous person, it is an honor being here today representing my country, my foundation and hosting an event on this topic. We are grateful for …

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Item 11. Follow-up to the special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem held in 2016, including the seven thematic areas of the outcome document of the special session

John Brandolino, UNODC: As highlighted in the ministerial declaration; the acceleration of the UNGASS document will be in the focus of the commission beyond 2019. The UNGASS provides a comprehensive set that addresses all aspects of the WDP. The negotiation of the draft document was adopted by consensus. Through resolution 60/1 the commission asked UNDOC …

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CND Intersessional Meeting, 25 October 2018: Preparations for the ministerial segment to be held during the 62nd session of the CND

Chair – Today is time for the Organizational Segment. This is our 4th day of the 4th intersessional meeting. We listened to interesting presentations and it was an interactive, dynamic session. I thank you for your cooperation. Proposed agenda for HLMS has to be decided in December. I hope today will prevail as an opportunity …

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CND Intersessional Meeting, 24 October 2018: Alternative development and crop control strategies

CND Intersessional Meeting, 24 October 2018: Alternative development and crop control strategies Chair – Welcome. Our topic today is alternative development (AD); regional, interregional and international cooperation on development-oriented balanced drug control policy; addressing socioeconomic issues;  International cooperation on eradicating the illicit cultivation of crops used for the production of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances …

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CND Intersessional Meeting, 23 October 2018: cross-cutting issues in addressing and countering the world drug problem

CHAIR – Good morning everyone. Today we focus on cross-cutting issues in addressing and countering the world drug problem, evolving realities, trends and existing circumstances, emerging and persistent challenges and threats including new psychoactive substances (NPS), in conformity with the 3 international Drug Control Conventions and other relevant international instruments. We will continue with the …

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Committee of the Whole – Resolution L.12: Promoting measures to prevent HIV and other blood-borne infections among people who use drugs, and increasing financing for the global HIV/AIDS response and for drug use prevention and drug demand reduction efforts

Text of resolution as it was written before CND commenced. Norway: We have three reasons for this. A lot of good things have happened with HIV epidemic but it is not over. We need to work in prisons and with drug users. Finances for HIV have been produced. UNODC have a unique position with expertise on …

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