Five ukrainian government agencies have recently adopted an inter-ministerial order that ensures access to opiate substitution therapy by patients at police detention centers and pre-trial detention settings.
Injecting drugs has now become the second most common way to contract the virus in Romania. The year 2011 saw 129 new cases of HIV among injecting drug users after 12 new cases had been registered in 2010.
Lao People's Democratic Republic's position at the hub of the Greater Mekong Subregion make it "extremely vulnerable" to the trafficking of people, illicit drugs and commodities by transnational organised crime groups, warned Yury Fedotov.
This is an initiative to raise funds to produce a documentary on the failure of the War on Drugs, told by some of the world's leading lawmen and women who have spent their lives enforcing the drug laws. The funding race is to raise $50,000 via Pozible crowdfunding from December 12.