Civil Society Participation

Informal Dialogue: CND Chair

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P630Qa9TBJ4&w=560&h=315] Matej Košir, Deputy Chairperson, Vienna NGO Committee (VNGOC) (Moderator): Welcome to the Informal Dialogue, where all questions will be asked online. We received 11 questions. Ambassador Ghislain D-hoop, Belgium (CND Chair): I attach a lot of importance with civil society and actually, I think we should have it more often. I’m available throughout the year, so …

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Side event: On the access to Tramadol and preventing its diversification to illicit markets in the Africa Region

Organized by the Tanzania Green Crescent Community with the support of the African Union Commission, Green Crescent Health Development Initiative, the Institute of Leadership and Development and the Rwanda Youth Impact Prof. Johan Strijdom, African Union:  Thank you, moderator, for this opportunity to shed some light and to focus attention on the AU Plan of …

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Side Event: Addressing the Global Synthetic Drug Problem: UNODC Synthetic Drug Strategy

Organizer: UNODC Laboratory and Scientific Service Co-sponsors: Canada & United States of America Co-sponsors: Canada & United States of America Moderator: Mr. Jean-Luc Lemahieu, Director, Division of Policy Analysis and Public Affairs, UNODC Summary: The global synthetic drug problem is complex requiring dynamic and comprehensive strategies supported by interagency and international cooperation. Join us to learn …

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Side event: Challenging the criminalization of poverty and marginalization in Africa – and beyond

Organised by the Penal Reform International with the support of Ghana, the African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum and the International Drug Policy Consortium [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrDVtp0xK2A&w=560&h=315] Doreen N Kyazze, Penal Reform International. Our panellists will present initiatives on decriminalisation of drug use and petty offences in Africa. While this initiative is Africa led, we will be looking …

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Side Event: Drug policy in Asia: the importance of intersectional perspectives

Organized by the International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific with the support of the Health and Opportunity Network, the International Drug Policy Consortium, and the Persatuan Insaf Murni Malaysia [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WrkilXc9cU&w=560&h=315]   The impacts of drug policies are not the same for every person. They can differ according to ethnicity, gender, sexuality, citizenship and …

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Side Event: The Humanitarian approach to drug policy: opportunities and challenges for an effective cooperation between public authorities and health-based organizations

Organized by Italy with the support of the Council of Europe – Pompidou Group, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the UNODC Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Section and the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs The event will provide concrete examples of cooperation, and a common ground of commitment between governments …

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