The International Peace Institute (IPI) and the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF) are pleased to invite you to a panel discussion on the UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event will take place at IPI’s Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security & Development on Monday, November 16, 2015, from 1:00 to 2:45pm.

Up to now, debates about drug policy and sustainable development have occurred largely on separate tracks. As the United Nations prepares for the General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem in 2016, it will be important to understand how these two policy areas intersect.

To what extent are the world drug problem and poverty related? And to what extent is the current drug regime compatible with the SDGs? To what extent is it not? How can these agendas be linked so that they can reinforce and not undermine each other? Panelists will reflect on these questions and more at this policy forum.

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