The Global Commission on Drug Policy highlights how negative perceptions of people who use drugs underpin their discrimination, and suggest avenues for political, medical and other State authorities to break the cycle of stigma.
The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2018 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council will be held from Monday, 9 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018.
Asked whether HIV among drugs users and people in prisons remained relevant, UNODC's Chief of the HIV/AIDS Section said, "three decades into the global AIDS pandemic, people who inject drugs and prisoners are still disproportionately affected by HIV."
This biennial conference explores the complex and diverse intersections of law enforcement and public health, involving practitioners, policy makers and researchers from these and other related sectors.
The Guide contains practical advice on implementing HIV and hepatitis C programs with people who inject drugs and can be used by policy makers, practitioners and advocates to promote effective policy and practice.