The NGO Delegation, working with a civil society advisory group, submitted strong draft Decision Points following the 35th PCB Meeting thematic segment on halving HIV transmission among people who inject drugs.
In Latin America, some of the most perverse consequences of the drug war have been borne by women, many of whom are caught in a cycle of poverty or addiction that motivates their involvement in the small-scale sale or transport of drugs.
More than 8,000 patients being treated for HIV or drug dependence have had life-saving medicines cut off, or will soon be without them, unless action is taken right now to allow a humanitarian convoy through the conflict area in Ukraine.
The UN Development Programme highlights how drug control, human rights, public health and human development agendas often exist in isolation from each other, although there is ample evidence of the negative consequences of prohibitive drug policies.
More than four hundred participants of various parts of the country came to the Senate of the City of Buenos Aires to attend presentations and discussions with government officials, academics and specialists; along with civil society organisations and activists.
EHRN is calling on all network members and other representatives of civil society from Eastern European and Central Asian countries to actively engage in the national and global UNGASS preparatory processes.
The Vietnamese government will subsidise a health programme using methadone maintenance treatment to treat approximately 6,000 people dependent on drugs across the northern province of Son La, Vietnam through 2020.
Thousands of patients with advanced cancer in Armenia suffer from avoidable, severe pain every year because they cannot get adequate pain medications, Human Rights Watch said in a report and video released in July.
A presidential decree that grants amnesty to low-level drug offenders and other special prison populations is a much needed step towards prison reform in Bolivia. However, it falls short of offering a system-wide policy solution to overcrowded and inhumane prison conditions.
Hoping to curb the epidemic of HIV and Hepatitis C, the local government of Cebu developed a harm reduction programme. However, when officials advocating against illicit drugs caught wind of the study, they immediately called for an end of the programme.
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