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Side Event “Civil Society & COVID-19 – responses during the pandemic”

April 15 @ 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm

Organised by the UNODC Civil Society Unit and the VNGOC.

The event will give an overview of responses to the COVID-19 pandemic by civil society organisations across the globe and showcase practical examples of NGOs upholding health and other important services during a time of crisis. It will be held on Zoom with interpretation in French, Russian and Spanish.

Welcoming Remarks

  • Jean Luc Lemahieu, Director, Division of


  • Dr. Katherine Pettus, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (Global)
  • Omar El Ghiati, Moroccan Green Crescent
  • Rita Musa, Autamaimasa Health Foundation (Nigeria)
  • Alberto Hart, Centro de Información y Educación para la Prevención del Abuso de Drogas (Peru)
  • Mutaawe Rogers, Uganda Youth Development Link


  • Jamie Bridge, Vienna NGO Commitee on Drugs

EVENT LINK: https://bit.ly/3u9xjmI 



April 15
1:10 pm - 2:00 pm
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Vienna, Austria
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UNODC Civil Society Unit
Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs