Stephen Lewis, a well-known progressive Canadian diplomat, the former special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, held a very powerful speech at the AIDS 2012 conference in which he points out that an AIDS-free world is an illusion without ending the failed war on drugs - and drug policy reform is not…
A list with the signatures of more than 1200 people from 40 countries asking for access to hepatitis C treatment was presented to the World Health Organization (WHO) and to the pharmaceutical companies Merck and F. Hoffmann-La Roche.
The intensification of the methamphetamine problem in East and Southeast Asia remains the greatest drug challenge in the region, delegates were told at the UNODC Global Synthetics Monitoring: Analyses, Reporting and Trends (SMART) Programme regional workshop held in Phnom Penh on 24-25 July 2012.
The Kolkata meeting will deliberate on the "Seven Freedoms" - the right to move, work, have access to healthcare, participate, organise, be free of violence and discrimination -- without which sex workers say they cannot reduce their vulnerability to HIV.
The United Nations has announced the appointment of Michel Kazatchkine as the Secretary-General’s new Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, one of only two regions in the world where HIV is continuing to grow.
There is no system of alternative sanctions for criminal offenders in Montenegro. NGO 4 Life have therefore started to lobby and advocating over the past eight months for the introduction of alternative sanctions for drug offenders.