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The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is mandated to assist Member States to provide people who use drugs, prisoners and people vulnerable to human trafficking with evidence-informed comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment and care services. Our goal is to avert HIV infections and related deaths, to improve the quality of life of people living with HIV, and to contribute to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals, particularly to halt and reverse the AIDS epidemic. Read more...

 

 
 
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ICASA ROADMAP: AN OVERVIEW OF THE CONFERENCE PROGRAMME, AS IT RELATES TO PEOPLE WHO USE DRUGS AND PEOPLE IN PRISONS

 

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ICASA 2013 - Satellite Session

"NOW MORE THAN EVER: TARGETING ZERO INCLUDING PEOPLE IN PRISONS"

WHEN?   7 December 2013 from 11:00 to 12:30

WHERE?  Auditorium 1

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ICASA 2013 - Session

HIGH-LEVEL PANEL ON HIV, DRUGS POLICY AND PUBLIC HEALTH

WHEN?   7 December 2013 from 14:00 to 16:30

WHERE?  Strand Tower Hotel

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ICASA 2013 - Session

ARE KEY POPULATIONS FORGOTTEN IN THE AIDS RESPONSE IN AFRICA?

CATALYSING RESPONSES FOR 2015 AND BEYOND

WHEN?       Sunday, 8 December 2013 from 18:30 to 20:00

WHERE?    Auditorium 1

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FOR US AND WITH US: INVOLVING KEY POPULATIONS IN THE GLOBAL FUND NEW FUNDING MODEL

WHEN? 8 December 2013 from 18:30 to 20:00

WHERE?  Park Inn by Radisson

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ICASA 2013 - EXTERNAL EVENT

PEOPLE WHO INJECT DRUGS: PROGRAMMING, PLANNING, PROVIDING AND EVALUATING PROGRAMMES IN AFRICA

WHEN?   8 December 2013 from 8:00 to 13:00

WHERE?   Park Inn by Radisson

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EXPANDING ACCESS TO HARM REDUCTION SERVICES IN ASIA - CLOSING THE GAP BY 2015

Join UNODC and UNAIDS on 21 November 2013

A session chaired by Mr. Pradeep Kakkatil, Deputy Regional Director, UNAIDS Regional Support Team, Bangkok and Dr. Monica Beg, Chief, HIV/AIDS Section, UNODC, Vienna

From 17:30 to 19:00 in Hall D

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IDPC Side Event

SUPPORT DON'T PUNISH:  Rights-based and evidence-informed policies on drug use and HIV risks

Thursday, 21 November, 14:00 to 15:30, Hall F

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LEAHN Side Event

Policing and HIV

Thursday, 21 November,  17:30 to 19:00, Hall E

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International Harm Reduction Conference 2013 - Making the case for needle and syringe programmes in prisons

Vilnius , 12 June - Yesterday delegates attending the 2013 Harm Reduction Conference were convened to a satellite session organized by UNODC. The session, entitled "Needle and syringe programme in prisons: 20 years of evidences, 20 years of advocacy - It's time to scale-up!" was chaired by Mr. Rick Lines, Executive Director of Harm Reduction International.  It highlighted the need for such programmes and the criteria for efficacy and success. A panel of stakeholders enabled participants to explore, from various perspectives, the practical aspects of programme implementation.

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Ms. Irina Teplinskaya, Andrey Rylkov Foundation For Health and Social Justice

Strategic investments are pivotal to curb HIV epidemics among people who inject drugs

Vilnius, 12 June - Yesterday, following the International Harm Reduction Conference plenary focussing on the cost-effectiveness, in an effort to further the discussion, UNODC, the World Bank, UNAIDS, WHO, and the Global Fund to fight TB, HIV, and Malaria, organized a side event entitled "Economics and Financing of effective Harm Reduction Strategies in the context of HIV".

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Vilnius , 11 June 2013 - Yesterday, in the margins of the 2013 Harm Reduction Conference, UNODC convened delegates to take a look at  where we stand in Asia before this 50% reduction target.   The well-attended session entitled " HIV among people who inject drugs in Asia: Is the region on track with meeting global commitments on reducing HIV transmission?" was chaired by Dr. Monica Beg, UNODC HIV Section Chief a.i .   Read more…

Mr. Luke Samson, Asian Harm Reduction Network

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Satellite sessions

Monday 10 June - 17:30 to 19:30 at the Epsilon room

HIV among people who inject drugs in Asia Is the region on track with meeting global commitments on reducing HIV transmission?  Read more - Satellite session flyer

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Tuesday, 11 June - 17:30 to 19:30 at theRadisson Blu Lietuva, Delta Sky Room
Needle and syringe programme in prisons: 20 years of evidences, 20 years of advocacy: It's time to scale-up! Read more - See the satellite session flyer EnglishРусский

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Moldova focused on getting results: Training of 50 on "Case Management Approach to Opioid Substitution Therapy"

The UNODC Project Office in Moldova, in cooperation with the Pompidou Group / Council of Europe, organized training on Case Management Approach to Pharmacotherapy with Methadone in Moldova on April 15-17 2013. The training was conducted in the context  " UNODC-OFID Partnership on Effective HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care among Vulnerable Groups in Central Asia and Eastern Europe " project. 

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Participants, included narcologists, psychologists, university lecturers and social workers
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HIV high on the agenda at the fifty-sixth session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

"HIV transmission through injecting drug use continues to be one of the main unresolved challenges of the international community. Widespread stigma, discrimination and lack of access to evidence-informed HIV services are among the key challenges"  Yury Fedotov, UNODC Executive Director.

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India:  Empowering vulnerable women to take care of their right to health


Over the last few years, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has been supporting comprehensive HIV prevention services for female injecting drug users and female partners of male drug users in the North East of India, in the context of a joint UN programme.  Read More ...  

 

Sri Lanka: Promoting voluntary HIV counselling and testing in prisons

 

On September 26, in Sri Lanka, prison authorities together with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime launched a behaviour change communication (BCC) toolkit aimed at carrying out focused HIV prevention activities in prisons across the country. A behaviour change communication toolkit is a specialized tool that is used to alter behaviour patterns amongst a certain target group. The recently launched toolkit Read More ...  
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