Items tagged with HIV/AIDS

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WHO and UNDP change in leadership: What views on drug policy and harm reduction? [04.05.2017] The UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs held in April 2016 has been organized by the international drug control entities, but has confirmed ...
AIDS in Russia: Immune to reason [30.09.2016] The Soviet Union began reporting HIV in 1987, and the virus took off in Russia in the early 2000s, mostly among intravenous (IV) drug users. Dirty ne...
The harm reduction movement needs to rediscover its soul [04.08.2016] People who use drugs are being marginalized even within the world of harm reduction advocacy; they were rendered virtually invisible at the AIDS2016 ...
Russia's 'cold turkey' approach highlights global divide over drug treatment at UN [19.04.2016] As international leaders debated global drug law at the United Nations, a bizarre panel on heroin treatment showed just how divided countries are ove...
Ahead of a key meeting, Russia is driving global drug policy into the ground [13.04.2016] As the first major global meeting on drug policy in two decades approaches, Russia is quietly emerging as a powerful force working to perpetuate the ...
The UN’s war on drugs is a failure [02.04.2016] A policy of prohibition has put the drugs trade in the hands of criminals and led to suffering for millions. 2008 was the year that the world didn’t ...
While Russia grapples with HIV epidemic, Moscow’s addicts share their filthy needles [23.05.2015] The government does not offer substitution therapy or harm reduction outreach, and the impact of grassroots groups such as Rylkov, which has only 15 ...
The United Nations General Assembly Special Session on drugs in 2016 [16.02.2015] In April 2016, representatives of the world’s nations will gather to evaluate drug policy in a United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGAS...
Drug policy in India [14.02.2015] India’s response to drugs flows along an extraordinary spectrum – of tradition and modernity; of widespread availability and stringent enforcement; o...
A lifeline for addicts at a time of crisis [20.07.2014] Six years into a deep recession that has seen Greece slash its healthcare budget and society come under great pressure, those working at KETHEA, one ...
Crisis-hit Greece sets up first "drug consumption" centre [24.11.2013] Greece has set up its first "drug consumption" room to contain a surge of infectious diseases among drug addicts in the crisis-hit country, Greece's ...
The development of international drug control [01.02.2011] The emergence of more pragmatic and less punitive approaches to the drugs issue may represent the beginning of change in the current global drug cont...
The Vienna Declaration [29.06.2010] The Vienna Declaration is a statement seeking to improve community health and safety by calling for the incorporation of scientific evidence into ill...
Drug policy reform in practice [14.08.2009] The academic journal Nueva Sociedad recently released an issue to promote the debate in Latin America on drug policy reform. TNI contributed with the...
Call to Action: Support Global Drug Policy Reform [25.06.2009] Call to Action World Drug Day, 26 June 2009 As the United Nations launches the 2009 World Drug Report this week, more than 40 international groups an...
INCB elections [20.05.2009] On Monday the 18th, at the UN-ECOSOC session in New York, elections took place for six members of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB). T...
Horse trading at the UN [19.05.2009] NGOs in the drug policy field have criticised the outcome of the recent elections to the United Nation’s International Narcotic Control Board (INCB) ...
Global Illicit Drug Markets 1998-2007 [15.03.2009] This report commissioned by the European Commission, found no evidence that the global drug problem has been reduced during the period from 1998 to 2...
International Drug Policy: Animated Report 2009 [05.03.2009] Produced by an Oscar-winning studio for the Global Drug Policy Program of the Open Society Institute, International Drug Policy: Animated Report 2009...
Italy breaks ranks [19.02.2009] Marco Perduca and Donatella Poretti, senators of the Radical Party have asked the Italian under-secretary on drug issues, Carlo Giovanardi, if it is ...
At What Cost? [19.02.2009] A decade after governments worldwide pledged to achieve a "drug-free world," there is little evidence that the supply or demand of illicit drugs has ...
Bangkok Dialogue [18.02.2009] The Transnational Institute (TNI) and the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) co-hosted the First Southeast Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue, 12-14...
UN System-Wide Coherence [16.02.2009] The Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, wrote a letter to the delegates negotiating the Political Declaration for the 52nd session of the UN...
Global Fund supports Harm Reduction [09.02.2009] The Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Michel Kazatchkine, urged the president of the UN Commission on Na...
Harm Reduction Policy and Practice Worldwide [07.02.2009] The overview lists the countries and territories around the world that support harm reduction in policy or practice. Download the overview
Human Rights Council and drug policy [06.02.2009] The United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture, Professor Manfred Nowak, has called on UN member states to adopt a rights based approach to drug po...
Dutch Remain Firm on Harm Reduction [02.02.2009] “We will be aiming for no less than securing the inclusion of harm reduction in the political declaration by which member states determine internatio...
Europe and US split over drugs policy at UN [30.01.2009] The fight over the introduction of harm reduction in the Political Declaration of the UNGASS review has now reached the newspapers. A report by Reute...
Stop US Delegation in Vienna [29.01.2009] The US delegation in Vienna continues to block any inclusion of harm reduction in the new Political Declaration – to be approved in March 2009 at the...
Harm Reduction and Human Rights [29.01.2009] IHRA’s HR2 programme released a report entitled ‘Harm Reduction and Human Rights: The Global Response to Drug-Related HIV Epidemics’. The report prov...
US Harm Reduction Coalition calls for change [27.01.2009] Nelson Mandela, showing his support for people living with HIV / AIDS Allan Clear of the Harm Reduction Coalition made an urgent appeal on the Obama ...
Harm reduction as part of the solution [23.01.2009] It is still not clear what the drug policy of President Obama will be. He has not appointed his drug czar. Many high-ranking Bush Administration offi...
Lifting the Ban on Harm Reduction [21.01.2009] The Obama White House announced today that the new President supports lifting the federal ban on needle exchange, which could dramatically reduce rat...
The Battle for Harm Reduction [21.01.2009] The issue of harm reduction continues to be controversial during the negotiations in Vienna for the Political Declaration that has to be adopted in M...
UN Human Rights Experts Contribute to UNGASS Review [20.01.2009] December 2008 The United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment – Professor Manfred Nowa...
International Support for Harm Reduction [20.01.2009] A useful overview of UN endorsement of harm reduction measures; the legality of harm reduction services under the Drug Conventions; the obligation in...
Withdrawal Symptoms in the Golden Triangle [09.01.2009] Drug control agencies have called the significant decline in opium production in Southeast Asia over the past decade a 'success story'. The latest re...
Humane drug policies [13.06.2008] Chinese soldiers escort drug dealers to a public sentence on International Day against Drugs in 2005. Six of them were executed. At the UN High Level...
High Level Meeting on AIDS [11.06.2008] Wednesday 11 June 2008 The 2008 High Level Meeting on AIDS opened on June 10 at the United Nations headquarters in New York under the theme 'Uniting ...
INCB out of step with the United Nations [03.06.2008] The United Nations should overhaul the operations of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), the quasi judicial body that monitors states’ ...
Safe injection site still not safe [30.05.2008] Ignoring all the scientific evidence, Canada Health Minister Tony Clement will move to close Canada's only sanctioned safe-injection site, announcing...
Human Rights, Health and Harm Reduction [11.05.2008] ‘Human Rights, Health and Harm Reduction: States’ Amnesia and Parallel Universes’ is the transcript of a keynote speech delivered by Professor Paul H...
Commenting Mr. Costa's opening remarks [21.03.2008] The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) made some interesting video news items on the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. In this one leading civils soc...
Statements at 2008 CND [17.03.2008] Several government and UN officials as well as civil society organisations made interesting statements at the 51st session of the Commission on Narco...
The INCB on Harm Reduction [07.03.2008] As in years past, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) highlights the problem of HIV epidemics fuelled by injection drug use in its 2007 ...
The International Narcotics Control Board [29.02.2008] This briefing paper brings together material and analysis from a number of recent reports that raise questions about the role and functioning of the ...
Closed to Reason [21.02.2008] A report published in March 2007 by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the Open Society Institute Public Health Program, strongly criticises the...
Unique in International Relations? [21.02.2008] In a new report released in February 2008 by the International Harm Reduction Association (IHRA), the INCB comes in for some heavy criticism for bein...
Open letter to CND [20.02.2008] We respectfully urge you to support syringe exchange, opiate substitution treatment and other harm reduction approaches demonstrated to reduce HIV ri...
Washington Post Editorial on UN and harm reduction [20.02.2008] The Bush administration is quietly extending a policy that undermines the global battle against AIDS. The State Department's new leadership needs to e...

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