Human rights and drug policy across the United Nations: Commemorating International Human Rights Day

VIRTUAL EVENT - #HumanRightsDay 

Friday, 10th December 2021, 11:30 - 13:00 (ET - New York)

Event organised by the New York NGO Committee on Drugs, in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Canada to the UN, the Permanent Mission of Luxembourg to the UN, the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the UN, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation, the International Drug Policy Consortium, and the International Drug Law Advocacy & Resource Center

Drugs and drug policy do not exist in a vacuum, and communities are impacted in diverse ways that stretch across the silos of the UN system. The annual drugs omnibus resolution – titled, “International cooperation to address and counter the world drug problem” reflects the UN system-wide relevance of drug-related matters. In commemoration of International Human Rights Day, this event will showcase key developments that took place during 2021 from diverse UN entities that can support system-wide coherence between drug control and the UN pillars of peace and security, development, and human rights, as well as the Sustainable Development Agenda.