CND Sessions

Committee of the Whole (Friday morning). L4: Promoting measures to prevent and treat viral hepatitis C attributable to drug use

Title Norway: Promoting measures to prevent and treat viral hepatitis C attributable to drug use. Chair: Approved. Financial resources management service: Draw attention to OP5 & 11 1.4million for two years required to support member states to support actions related to WHO strategy implementation. On OP11, 30,000 to inform MS on measures taken to prevent …

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Item 14. Contributions by the Commission to the work of the Economic and Social Council, in line with General Assembly resolution 68/1, including follow-up to and review and implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (cont.)

Commission on Science, Technology and Development: Every year our committee has two priorities. The first is focusing on the impact of rapid technological change on sustainable development. The likes of big data, synthetic technology can create great opportunities to address the SDG’s. New technology also poses challenges. These can raise inequalities and facilitate illegal activities. Science …

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Committee of the Whole (Friday morning). L9: Promoting measures to prevent transmission of HIV for women who use drugs, including by improving access to post-exposure prophylaxis

Brazil: We had informal consultations last afternoon and we seem to have agreement on the substance of the test. We haven’t agreed to the language “women who use drugs”. IT’s pending agreement and that’s throughout the text. Title Chair: Starting from the title. Comments? No? Approved… China: We thank Brazil for her guidance through these …

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Special Event – Increasing Access to Controlled Medicines: Addressing the Global Disparity in Pain Relief

H.E. Ghislain D’hoop, Belgian Ambassador (Moderating): The global disparity in pain relief is unacceptable to my country, and we provide resources to UNODC and INCB to address this challenge. Yury Fedotov, UNODC Executive Director: The number on this issue speak for themselves. Pain management is a human rights concern, and palliative care is essential. Controlled substances are …

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