High Level Segments

Director of Mental Health and Substance Abuse WHO on behalf of Margaret Chan

The World Health Organization as the directing and coordinating authority for health within the UN system, promotes public health approaches to the problems of drug use and drug use disorders. In doing so, the WHO acts within its core functions which  include setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries …

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High Level Segment – Statement by OSCE

In today’s rapidly evolving security environment, we are threatened by many complex issues undermining international peace and security. Partnerships are critical. Illicit drug flight should be done under the principle of balanced and shared responsibility. A strategy will be designed for Afghanistan will be an opportunity to promote peace, security and development in the region. …

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Statement of UNAIDS — HC for Human Rights as well

UNAIDS.  amazing progress has been found in AIDS response after three decades.  12 million people with HIV accessing lifesaving treatment.  ARV treatment easier to access.  AIDS related deaths continue to fall except for drug users.  Two regions dominated by IDU.  Cannot achieve an AIDS free generation unless we reach most marginalized with compassionate and effective …

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High level segment – Chile

Honoured to be the last speaker. World Drug problem is transnational and multifaceted problem the conventions are the foundations of combatting this problem. We are convinced that the coordinated activity of international community is the best way to address the drug problem. Have designed policies from public health and human rights perspective. Reducing transiting of …

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High Level Segment – Namibia

Namibia was first to speak in 2009, and second to last to speak here today. Associates itself with the statement by African Group and the statement by the G77. Despite continued and increased efforts, the world drug problem is still a threat to public health and security, this meeting should give us renewed energy. Namibia …

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