By CND Blog.

Side event organised by Colombia, Switzerland and Norway

Ambassador Shamaa, UNGASS Board Chair – The Joint Ministerial Statement adopted in 2014 highlighted that the drug problem continued to pause a serious threat to health and well being of communities. In a special event in September we discussed the lack of availability of controlled substances for medical purposes. In the outcome document for the UNGASS, this issue is also highlighted, including prevention, treatment and HIV prevention, treatment and care. We also organised a scientific consultation on drug prevention and treatment yesterday. Today’s event is another opportunity to exchange views on this key issue.

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