Tagged: UNGASS 2016

NEWS: Mexican President Skips UNGASS 2016

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has decided not to attend the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs. UNGASS is a three-day special session to address the world drug problem, held at the UN Headquarters in New York next week. The session’s goal is the development of an integrated and balanced strategy to counter the world drug problem…

NEWS: Ban: Illicit Drugs Impede Agenda2030

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warns illicit drugs impede sustainable development, calls for every solution to be weighed. Illicit drugs promote violence, impede sustainable development, endanger communities and undermine people’s health, United Nations Secretary-Genera lBan Ki-moon warned, calling on the global community to weigh every option available to confront the issue…

NEWS: UNODC: Only 1 In 6 Drug Users Gets Treated

Only one out of six drug users globally receives treatment. UNODC Executive Director warns that drug prevention efforts and services for people fighting their problem drug use are “falling short”
UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, laid out some of the numerous challenges posed by illicit drugs in a keynote speech he delivered in New York today…

BLOG: Five Points: Illicit Drugs And Human Rights Issues

Our official statement at CND 2015 on cross-cutting issues concerning illicit drugs and Human Rights. We share five perspectives and outline the third way for balanced, broad and humane drug policy that puts children in the center and focuses on women and developing societies…

BLOG: Civil Society Task Force To Prepare UNGASS 2016

Ensuring representation of civil society voices into the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on Drug Policy, a task force has been launched and IOGT International is strongly represented in the newly formed CSTF to prepare UNGASS 2016 at the United Nations in New York…