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World Hepatitis Summit – Declaration of the Hepatitis Community

The World Hepatitis Summit passed and published the Declaration of the Hepatitis Community "NO ELIMINATION WITHOUT DECRIMINALIZATION!" today. The Declaration calls for the decriminalization of people who use drugs, and…

The UNGASS on the world drug problem: Report of proceedings

In October 2012, the governments of Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico issued a joint declaration calling for a UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) to be held on the urgent issue…

Submit your abstracts to HR17 Canada

The call for abstracts and registration for the 25th International Harm Reduction Conference, taking place in Montreal 14th – 17th May 2017 opened today! You can find further information below and to sign…

Pioneering methadone programme in Dar es Salaam gives hope to thousands

The WHO reports on this groundbreaking case in harm reduction, which is still quite rare on the African continent. "In recent years, Dar es Salaam has seen an increase in…

On Day Against Drug Abuse, Ban calls for ‘effective, compassionate’ global response

26 June 2016 – Marking the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, United Nations Secretary-General today called for “a global response that is simultaneously effective, compassionate and humane,”…

UNODC launches World drug report 2016

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has launched its annual World drug report, which shows that the number of people worldwide described as dependent on drugs increased…

UK: Leading public health bodies call for decriminalisation of drugs

Report from Royal Society for Public Health and Faculty of Public Health says misuse of drugs should be a health issue, not a criminal one The UK’s two leading public…

Civil society representatives demonstrate for key populations

New York, 09/06/2016 - In the run up to the High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, 22 NGOs serving key populations most at risk of HIV (sex workers, people who…

European Drug Report 2016

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) launched the European Drug Report 2016. The report and all the accompanying materials are available here.

Global Fund: Statement on the UN Special Session on world drug problem

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria welcomes the UN General Assembly Special Session on the world drug problem as an opportunity to bring public health and human…