The international drug conventions were created to ensure the “health and welfare of mankind”, yet drug policies around the world continue to focus on criminal justice and repression rather than on health responses. Governments across the world should provide harm reduction and treatment interventions to reduce the harms associated with drug use, and ensure adequate access to essential medicines.
The UN Human Rights Council adopted this resolution in September 2009 that recognises that a comprehensive package of services for injecting drug users is part of the right to health in the context of HIV prevention.
The International Harm Reduction Association (IHRA) has recently launched this new report which brings together and documents the highly publicised and well received keynote speeches by Professor Michel Kazatchkine and Craig McClure at the international harm reduction conference in Bangkok last…
Approximately 100 participants from across Asia and the Pacific met in Bangkok from 28 September to 2 October to take part in the third UNAIDS Asia Pacific M&E meeting. Participants were invited to discuss preparations for the upcoming UNGASS on HIV as well as how to strengthen M&E among key…
This survey conducted by the New Zealand Drug Foundation asseses knowledge, attitudes and behaviours around driving under the influence of psychoactive substances, including illicit drugs, prescription medicines, and alcohol in New Zealand.
This submission describes several key human rights priorities and provides recommendations for Kazakhstan’s Government to better respect, protect and fulfill human rights, consistent with its international obligations, in areas of particular relevance to an effective response to HIV.
The findings from this report confirm that training of drug users constitutes a valuable resource in the management of opiate overdoses and growth of peer interventions that may not otherwise be recognised or addressed.
This note highlights the most critical issues for the UNODC Executive Director to tackle over the next two years and offers the support of the Consortium to any candidate who takes these challenges seriously.