IDPC held a post-CND strategy meeting in the margins of the IHRA conference, where present IDPC members met to reflect on the outcomes of the High Level Meeting in March in Vienna and discuss next steps for international advocacy. IDPC also organised a Major Session at the conference on ‘The UN High Level Segment on Drug Control: Reflections and Implications for International Drug Policy’. The session was chaired by Rebecca Schleifer (Human Rights Watch) and featured presentations from Ann Fordham (IDPC) and Damon Barrett (IHRA). The session included an interactive panel discussion with Pavlo Skala (International HIV/AIDS Alliance - Ukraine) and Mat Southwell (INPUD). A lively debate followed the presentations, including points about re-thinking the strategy of civil society engagement with the UN system on drug control and seeking ways for the harm reduction movement to collaborate with the nascent international movement of growers.
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