Civil Society and International Drug Policy  in the Context of Agenda 2030

Our side event took place on Friday 17th March, 14:20 – 15:10 at conference room M3 (Vienna International Centre) and was a huge success. The event was streamed live to enable access for those not in Vienna and in case you missed it, we recorded it.

It addressed how civil society organisations that work with affected populations can partner with member States to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their associated targets and indicators. Vienna NGO Committee member organisations will select one SDG or Target to work on during the preparatory process for 2019, and will report regularly to CND on progress and challenges.

  • Katherine Pettus (VNGOC/International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care) spoke on How civil society work to improve availability of controlled medicines (Ch. 2 UNGASS Outcome Document) will help countries achieve at least eight SDGs.
    Read her statement here.
  • Isaac Morales (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Mexico) shared the policies of the Republic of Mexico.
    Read his statement here.
  • Jurgita Poskeviciute (I Can Live) spoke on Civil society and UN member states – equal partners for implementing SDGs related to drug policy through the health perspective.
    Read her statement here.
  • Randy Thompson (Help not Handcuffs) spoke on How Drug De-criminalization, Regulation and Harm Reduction Supports Agenda 2030.
    Read his statement here.

In case you missed it, watch the recording!