november, 2019

wed13nov11h3012h30Rehab: Shaping a More Effective Response to Drug Trafficking Worldwide11h30 - 12h30 Format:ConversationSession theme:Development

Speakers for this event

  • Alexander SOROS

    Alexander SOROS

    Open Society Foundations

    Open Society Foundations

  • Gunilla CARLSSON

    Gunilla CARLSSON

    Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

    Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

  • Martha DELGADO

    Martha DELGADO

    Secretariat of Foreign Affairs of Mexico

    Martha is a recognized environmentalist leader. She was Secretary of Environment of the Mexico City’s government, and General Director of the Global Cities Covenant on Climate at Fundación PENSAR. She is currently the President of the first UN-Habitat Assembly, and Sherpa of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy. Martha holds a diploma in Environmental Policy and International Development by Harvard University.

    Secretariat of Foreign Affairs of Mexico

  • Mohammad-Mahmoud OULD MOHAMEDOU

    Mohammad-Mahmoud OULD MOHAMEDOU

    Graduate Institute, Geneva

    Graduate Institute, Geneva

  • Ruth DREIFUSS

    Ruth DREIFUSS

    Global Commission on Drug Policy (Former President, Switzerland)

    Global Commission on Drug Policy (Former President, Switzerland)

  • Svante MYRICK

    Svante MYRICK

    City of Ithaca, United States

    City of Ithaca, United States

Description

Global evidence, UN reports and scientific literature indicate that the ‘war on drugs’ has failed to achieve its objectives of eliminating or reducing the production, consumption and trafficking of illegal drugs. Furthermore, it has created major negative consequences, mostly unintended, impacting economic, social and cultural sectors. These include mass incarcerations; a thriving illegal drug market; the spread of infectious diseases; the lack of access to pain relief medication; and gross human rights violations. The panel covers essential areas where cooperation between stakeholders can lead to shaping an effective, humane and cost-effective response to drugs.

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