Tuesday, march 15: RESOLVING THE GLOBAL CRISIS OF UNTREATED PAIN BY IMPROVING ACCESS TO CONTROLLED MEDICINES WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE SDGs
Governments and their health systems must respect human rights in drug control policy to ensure that people suffering from chronic or severe pain have access to opioids. This, taking into account that a human rights approach to access to medicines is both legally binding according to international law and politically adequate for identifying and correcting the barriers in access to pain relief medicines.
Organized by the Governments of Lithuania and Panama, the UNODC Drug Prevention and
Health Branch, the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care, Human Rights
Watch, the Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association, the International Association for the
Study of Pain, the Pain and Policy Studies Group, Dejusticia, the African Palliative Care
Association, Pallium India and the Union for International Cancer Control.
Wednesday, march 16: THE ECONOMICS OF GLOBAL DRUG POLICIES
Organized by the Government of Switzerland and the London School of Economics.
WOMEN, DRUG POLICY AND INCARCERATION IN THE AMERICAS
Organized by the Washington Office on Latin America, the International Drug Policy Consortium,
Dejusticia, Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales and the Organization of American States
Inter-American Commission on Women
ENSURING MORE PROPORTIONATE, HUMANE AND EFFECTIVE APPROACHES TO DRUG POLICY
Organized by the Government of Uruguay, the International Drug Policy Consortium, Penal Reform International and Dejusticia
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