Double Bill on Drug Treatment and Care, Including as Alternatives

Online,

Wednesday, 14 April 2021 13:10 – 15:00 CET - Combined events on the UNODC-WHO Programme on Drug Dependence Treatment and Care with two thematic areas:  

  1. No one left behind: UNODC-WHO Programme on Drug Dependence Treatment and Care. Organized by the UNODC Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section with the support of Kazakhstan, Spain, Sweden and the United States of America, and the European Union, the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs and the World Health Organization  
  2. Insights into Treatment and Care for People with Drug Use Disorders in Contact with the Criminal Justice System: Alternatives to Conviction or PunishmentOrganized by the UNODC Justice Section with the support of Norway and Vietnam, and the African Union, the UNODC Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, and the World Health Organization  

This side event is comprised of two events back to back: The first focus of the event will be on presenting and celebrating the achievements of the joint UNODC-WHO Programme on Drug Dependence Treatment and Care. UNODC and WHO will be joint by Member States and civil society to talk about success stories in the area of expanding the coverage and improving the quality of drug treatment systems, interventions and policies based on the International Standards for the Treatment of Drug Use Disorders, which is in line with the CND resolution 59/4 “Development and dissemination of international standards for the treatment of drug use disorders”. The second part of the event will focus on highlighting UNODC and WHO’s work on Treatment and Care for People with Drug Use Disorders in Contact with the Criminal Justice System: Alternatives to Conviction or Punishment. This topic highlights the need of close collaboration between the justice and health system and its importance stems from CND resolution 58/5, “Supporting the collaboration of public health and justice authorities in pursuing alternative measures to conviction or punishment for appropriate drug related offences of a minor nature.”

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