Side Events  

The present information relates to the organization of side events at the occasion of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (New York, 19-21 April 2016).

Side events will take place on the day preceding the special session on 18 April 2016, as well as during the special session, from 19 to 21 April 2016.

Information on Security Arrangements for 21 April

Further to the information note on organizational arrangements for the Special Session, organisers of Side Events are kindly requested to contact security services to arrange for the necessary passes. All those attending UNGASS are encouraged to review the information, which will be updated continuously, on the security measures that will be in place for the Session and particularly for the 21 April

Contact details: security_service_coordinator[at]un.org, malindamccormack[at]un.org, levyd[at]un.org, jankowsky[at] un.org

Guidelines     Fact Sheet

Side Events

MONDAY 18 April

8.30 - 9.30

HUMAN RIGHTS IMPACTS OF DRUG POLICIES
Organized by the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights and Penal Reform International

Focal point contact: Oliver Robertson - orobertson[at]penalreform.org

Conference Room B

10.00 - 11.00

GETTING BETTER RESULTS: MEASURING DRUG POLICY OUTCOMES WITHIN THE WIDER UN SYSTEM
Organized by the Governments of New Zealand, Brazil, Canada and Switzerland, Global Drug Policy Observatory/Swansea University, International Centre for Science in Drug Policy, International Drug Policy Consortium and Transform Drug Policy Foundation

Focal point contact: Crystal Hart - crystal.hart[at]mfat.govt

Conference Room 11

11.30 - 12.30

EFFECTIVE DRUGS POLICIES WITHOUT THE DEATH PENALTY
Organized by the Government of the Netherlands, Argentina and the Philippines and the European Union

Focal point contact: Pit Koehler - pit.koehler[at]eeas.europa.eu, Jelena Vujic - jelena.vujic[at]eeas.europa.eu

Conference Room 11

11.30 - 12.30

WHAT CAN QUALITY RESEARCH SAY ON THE DRUG PROBLEM AND ITS POLICY RESPONSE
Organized by the Government of Germany and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Focal point contact: Anja Held - anja.held[at]unodc.org, Angela Me - angela.me[at]unodc.org

Conference Room B

1.00 - 2.00

ALIGNING DRUG CONTROL EFFORTS WITH THE 2030 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA
Organized by the United Nations Development Programme

Focal point contact: Rebeca Schleifer - rebecca.schleifer[at]undp.org

Conference Room B

 1.00 - 2.00

THE NEW AFGHAN DRUG NATIONAL ACTION PLAN (2015-2019) AND THE WAY FORWARD
Organized by the Government of Afghanistan

Focal point contact: Obaid Khan Noori - o.noori[at]afghanistan-un.org

Conference Room 11

2.30 - 3.30

THE PUBLIC HEALTH ELEMENTS OF A COMPREHENSIVE, BALANCED AND INCLUSIVE DRUG POLICY
Organized by the World Health Organization

Focal point contact: Maria Renstrom - renstromm[at]who.int

Conference Room 11

2.30 - 3.30

ESTABLISHING EVIDENCE-BASED CRITERIA FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS TO SUPPORT THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN THE SENTENCING AND APPLICATION OF ALTERNATIVE MEASURES TO PRISON
Organized by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute

Focal point contact: Alessandra Liquori O'Neil - a.oneil[at]unicri.it

Agenda

Conference Room B

4.00 - 5.00

SCIENCE ADDRESSING DRUGS AND HIV: STATE OF THE ART
Organized by the Governments of Romania, Germany, Norway, Switzerland and Kazakhstan, the United Nations office on Drugs and Crime, UNAIDS and the World Health Organization.

Focal point contact: Fabienne Hariga - fabienne.hariga[at]unodc.org

Conference Room 11

5.30 - 6.30

TACKLING NEW CHALLENGES ON DRUG POLICY: CONTRIBUTION OF EU-CELAC COUNTRIES IN THE FRAMEWORK OF COPOLAD
Organized by the Government of Spain and the European Union

Focal point contact: Victoria Ortega - victoria.ortega[at]maec.es

Concept Note

Conference Room 11

5.30 - 6.30

EVOLVING DRUG RESPONSES - THE PROGRESSIVE INTERFACE BETWEEN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND THERAPEUTIC DRUG PREVENTION AND TREATMENT - THE NIGERIAN EXPERIENCE
Organized by the Government of Nigeria, the European Union and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Focal point contact: Glen Prichard - glen.prichard[at]unodc.org

Agenda

Conference Room B

 

TUESDAY 19 April

11.30 - 12.30

THE DRUG CONTROL CONVENTIONS: A MULTI-FACETED FRAMEWORK FOR THE PROMOTION OF THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF HUMANKIND
Organized by the International Narcotics Control Board

Focal point contact: Paul Rabbat - secretariat[at]incb.org

Conference Room 11

11.30 - 12.30

EVIDENCE BASED PRIMARY PREVENTION. 20 YEARS OF SUCCESSFUL PRIMARY PREVENTION WORK
Organized by the Government of Iceland and IOGT International

Focal point contact: Jon Sigfusson - jon[at]rannsoknir.is

Conference Room B

1.00 - 2.00

THE INCLUSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS PERSPECTIVE ON THE DEBATE CONCERNING THE WORLD DRUG PROBLEM
Organized by the Government of Uruguay and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

Focal point contact: Silvana Garcia  - silvanagarcia.un[at]gmail.com

Concept Note   English    Spanish

Conference Room 11

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15.45 - 16.45

CANCELLED

ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT: SHARING LESSONS LEARNED AND GOOD PRACTICES
Organized by the Government of Peru

Focal point contact: Lucia Amiri-Talesh - lamiritalesh[at]unperu.org
Amadeo Solari - asolari[at]unperu.org

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Conference Room 5

1.15 - 2.30

LISTENING TO THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH IS THE FIRST STEP TO HELP THEM GROW HEALTHY AND SAFE
Organized by the Governments of France and Sweden, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and the World Health Organization

Focal point contact: Giovanna Campello - giovanna.campello[at]unodc.org

Conference Room 4

2.30 - 3.30

A COORDINATED REGIONAL RESPONSE TO DRUG PRODUCTION, TRAFFICKING AND USE IN THE MEKONG: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE IN 2016
Organized by the Governments of Viet Nam, Cambodia, China, Lao, Myanmar and Thailand, and  the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Focal point contact: Tun Nay Soe - tun.nay.soe[at]unodc.org, jeremy.douglas[at]unodc.org

Conference Room 11

2.30 - 3.30

THE NEXUS OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND DRUG CONTROL POLICIES
Organized by the Government of Norway and the Council of Europe 

Focal point contact: Annemarta Mugaas - annemarta.mugaas[at]mfa.no

Conference Room B

4.00 - 5.00

EVIDENCE-BASED DRUG POLICIES: WHAT THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE NOT
Organized by the Government of the Netherlands and the European Union

Focal point contact: Lieneke Paalman - lieneke.paalman[at]minbuza.nl

Conference Room 11

4.00 - 5.00

THE IMPACT OF DRUG POLICIES ON WOMEN WHO USE DRUGS: PERSPECTIVES ON GENDER EQUALITY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND HARM REDUCTION
Organized by the Government of Brazil, National Advocates for Pregnant Women, Amnesty International, Harm Reduction Coalition, Eurasian Harm Reduction Network, International Network of People Who Use Drugs, and Open Society Foundations

Focal point contact: Sarah Gold - ungass[at]advocatesforpregnantwomen.org

Conference Room B

5.30 - 6.30

AMPHETAMINE-TYPE STIMULANTS: WORKING TOWARDS HUMANE DRUG POLICIES
Organized by the Inspire Project Under the Royal Initiative of HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha of Thailand, and the International Drug Policy Consortium

Focal point contact: Chonvipat Changtrakul - chonvipatc[at]hotmail.com

Conference Room 11

5.30 - 6.30

A CALL FOR LEADERSHIP: HIV, HUMAN RIGHTS AND HARM REDUCTION 
Organized by the Government of Germany, Harm Reduction International, UNAIDS, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the World Health Organization, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Open Society Foundations, the International Drug Policy Consortium, Internationals AIDS Society and Aids Fonds.

Focal point contact: Maria Phelan - maria.Phelan[at]ihra.net

Conference Room B

 

WEDNESDAY 20 April

8.30 - 9.30

MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF NEW PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCES
Organized by the Government of the United Kingdom

Focal point contact: Joe Shapiro - joe.shapiro[at]homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

Conference Room 11

8.30 - 9.30

THE GLOBAL DRUG CONTROL SYSTEM AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS' AGENDA
Organized by the Governments of Switzerland, Mexico, Czech Republic, Uruguay, Jamaica and the Global Commission on Drug Policy

Focal point contact: Khalid Tinasti - Khalid[at]globalcommissionondrugs.org

Conference Room 4

10.00 - 11.00

SCIENTIFIC NETWORK HEARING
Organized by the Government of the Russian Federation

Focal point contact: Anja Busse - anja.busse[at]unodc.org

Conference Room 11

10.00 - 11.00

CONFERENCIA SOBRE EL PLAN NACIONAL ANTIDROGAS 2015-2019
Organized by the Government of Venezuela

Focal point contact: Dalila Hernández - dhernandez[at]austria.gob.ve

Conference Room B

11.30 - 12.30

A PUBLIC HEALTH APPROACH AS A BASE FOR DRUG POLICY: THE PORTUGUESE CASE
Organized by the Government of Portugal

Speech of Aldo Lale-Demoz (UNODC)
Presentation of Joãn Goulão (Ministry of Health)
Presentation of Werner Sipp (INCB President)
Speech of Alexis Goosdeel (EMCDDA Director)

Focal point contact: Fernando Demee de Brito - fernando.brito[at]mne.pt

Conference Room 11

11.30 - 12.30

CANNABIS AND THE CONVENTIONS: UNGASS AND BEYOND
Organized by the Government of Uruguay, Washington Office on Latin America, Transnational Institute and Global Drug Policy Observatory

Focal point contact: John Walsh - jwalsh[at]wola.org

Conference Room B

1.00 - 2.00

HIGH-LEVEL PANEL DISCUSSION ON ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS)
Organized by the Government of Thailand

Focal point contact: Chonvipat Changtrakul - chonvipatc[at]hotmail.com

Conference Room 11

1.00 - 2.00

TREATMENT OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE
Organized by the Government of Israel, the Council of Europe and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Focal point contact: Nadav Yesod - unhuman-rights-adv[at]newyork.mfa.gov.il

Concept Note

Conference Room B

1.30 - 2.30

ADDRESSING GLOBAL DISPARITIES IN ACCESS TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES, WITH FOCUS ON TREATMENT AND PAIN RELIEF
Organized by the Governments of Australia, Belgium, Ghana, Norway and Panama, the International Narcotics Control Board, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the International Union Against Cancer

Focal point contact: Nate Henderson - nate.henderson[at]dfat.gov.au

Conference Room 4

2.30 - 3.30

ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT: NEW APPROACHES AND KEY ELEMENTS FOR THE POST-UNGASS FRAMEWORK
Organized by the Governments of Germany, Colombia and Thailand, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Focal point contact: Daniel Brombacher - daniel.brombacher[at]giz.de

Conference Room 11

2.30 - 3.30

THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ADVANTAGES OF INVESTING IN RECOVERY
Organized by San Patrignano Foundation, Stichting Eurad (Europe Against Drug), RUN, World Federation Against Drugs, and European Cities Against Drugs

Focal point contact: Elisa Rubini - erubini[at]sanpatrignano.org

Conference Room B

4.00 - 5.00

TOWARDS EVIDENCE-BASED PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY: SUCCESSFUL CZECH MODEL OF DECRIMINALIZATION
Organized by the Government of Czech Republic and the Global Commission on Drug Policy

Focal point contact: Barbora Skacelova - barbora.czechmission[at]gmail.com

Conference Room 11

4.00 - 5.00

THEN AND NOW: INDUSTRY PLAY BOOKS AND ADDICTION MARKETING
Organized by the Government of Sri Lanka and IOGT International

Focal point contact: Samantha Kumara - kristina.sperkova[at]iogt.org

Conference Room B

5.00 - 6.00

ACHIEVING INCLUSIVE, PEACFUL AND EQUITABLE SOCIETIES: THE WAY FORWARD FOR DRUG POLICIES
Organized by the Government of Mexico

Focal point contact: Bruno Ríos - brios[at]sre.gob.mx

Conference Room 5

5.30 - 6.30

DRUG USE AND WOMEN: BEST PRACTICES IN THE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF PROGRAMS AND PUBLIC POLICIES FOR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT WITH A GENDER APPROACH
Organized by the Governments of Chile, Peru and Italy

Focal point contact: Gloria Cid - gloriacid[at]minrel.gov.cl

Conference Room 11

 

THURSDAY 21 April

8.30 - 9.30

BEYOND DRUG FREE: EVIDENCE-BASED PREVENTION AND TREATMENT
Organized by the Governments of Colombia, Czech Republic, Liechtenstein and Open Society Foundations

Focal point contact: Scott Bernstein - scott.bernstein[at]opensocietyfoundations.org

Conference Room B

 

8.30 - 9.30

CANCELLED

THE BOLIVIAN MODEL FOR THE FIGHT AGAINST DRUG TRAFFICKING. REDUCTION OF SURPLUS COCA LEAF RESPECTING HUMAN RIGHTS
Organized by the Government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia

Focal point contact: Ingrid Sabja - isabjada[at]gmail.com

 

Conference Room 4

10.00 - 11.00

HUMAN RIGHTS APPROACH FOR UNDERSERVED DRUG ADDICTS: HEALTH, HOUSING AND INCOME PROGRAMS IN LARGE URBAN SETTINGS
Organized by the Government of Brazil

Focal point contact: Gustavo Meira Carneiro   - gustavo.carneiro[at]itamaraty.gov.br

Conference Room B

11.30 - 12.30

NATIONAL DRUG POLICY OF TURKEY: PREVENTION AND REHABILITATION PRACTICES
Organized by the Government of Turkey, the Turkish Green Crescent Society and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Focal point contact: Aylin Karaman - akaraman[at]mfa.gov.tr

Conference Room B

1.00 - 2.00

HOW CAN THE INTERNATIONAL DRUG CONTROL SYSTEM PROVIDE A BETTER TOMORROW FOR THE WORLD'S YOUTH?
Organized by the Government Czech Republic, Transform Drug Policy Foundation, Moms United to End the War on Drugs, Reach Out Centre, and Youth Rise

Focal point contact: Jane Slater - jane[at]tdpf.org.uk

Conference Room B

1.15 - 2.30

SUPPORTING PUBLIC HEALTH AND PUBLIC SAFETY THROUGH EVIDENCE-BASED POLICIES
Organized by the Government of the United States and  the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Focal point contact: Richard Baum - Richard_J._Baum[at]ondcp.eop.gov, Greg Borgstede - BorgstedeGJ[at]state.gov, Fort Felker - FelkerF[at]state.gov

Conference Room 2

4.00 - 5.00

GLOBAL COLLABORATIONS FOR EVIDENCE-BASED PREVENTION 
Organized by International Association of Lions Clubs and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Focal point contact: Matthew Kiefer - matthew.kiefer[at]lionsclubs.org

Conference Room B

5.30 - 6.30

ALTERNATIVE LEGAL REGIMES FOR CANNABIS: WHAT ARE THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIETY IMPACTS?
Organized by the Governments of Sri Lanka, Sweden and Latvia, Community Alliance for Drug Free Youth, Smart Approaches to Marijuana, World Federation Against Drugs and European Cities Against Drugs

Focal point contact: Kevin Sabet - kevinsabet[at]gmail.com

Conference Room B

 

 

Special Events 

MONDAY 18 April

10.00 - 13.00

UNGASS 2016 Civil Society Forum

Organized by the Government of Sweden and the Civil Society Task Force

Conference Room 12

WEDNESDAY 20 April

10.00 - 13.00

Science in support of Drug Policy - Meeting of the UNODC International Informal Scientific Network (closed meeting - by invitation only)

Organized by the UNODC International Informal Scientific Network with the support of the Russian Federation

CRF

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