This document develops core arguments for why people who inject drugs should be included in national treatment guidelines and programmes for chronic HCV infection – from both public health and human rights perspectives.
There is now three decades of available scientific research data assessing the evidence regarding the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of harm reduction services and the right to health for people who inject drugs.
The high-level thematic debate on 7th May will be the first time the UNGASS preparations are substantively discussed in New York and therefore provides an important opportunity to engage both the broader UN family and New York-based country missions.
The 2014 Annual Report provides an overview of UNODC's work across the globe in assisting Member States to address the threat posed by drugs, crime and terrorism. It showcases the human impact of UNODC's work through a series of success stories and the effect on the ground.
This workshop raised awareness and understanding of the nature of the drug problem in West Africa and called on the media to collaborate with civil society organisations to end the effects of bad drug policies on human rights and public health.
This Q&A was prepared by Harm Reduction International, the International Drug Policy Consortium and the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty ahead of World Day against the Death Penalty on 10 October 2015.