IDPC held a post-CND strategy meeting in the margins of the IHRA conference, where present IDPC members met to reflect on the outcomes of the High Level Meeting in March in Vienna and discuss next steps for international advocacy.
AHRN and CDC Taiwan collaborated to produce a short film on harm reduction and services in Taiwan. The final project was launched at a special satellite session at the 20th International Harm Reduction Conference in Bangkok in April 2009.
Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development organised a parliamentarians’ session at the International Harm Reduction Conference in Bangkok, Thailand on 21st April. They agreed that in addition to health services and harm reduction programmes, there needs to be an enabling legal environment in which drug users are treated humanely and are not at risk of abuse when they access these services.
This proceedings document provides the reader with a summary of what happened at the 52nd session of the CND and its High Level Segment and offers an analysis of some of the key discussions and debates.
Two new websites have been launched during February to provide a wide range of information, materials and activities to a global audience interested in the impact of drug use and drug policies on ordinary people.