Health and human rights-centered drug policies: the essential role of International Geneva

Dec
15
Dec/15 16:30 - Dec/15 18:00

Auditorium Ivan Pictet (Maison de la paix, Genève)

English

Health and human rights-centered drug policies: the essential role of International Geneva

Thursday 15 December 2016, 16:30 - 18:00 - Auditorium Ivan Pictet (Maison de la paix, Genève)

 

At the recent UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem, delegates and negotiators benefited from the input of Geneva’s human rights and health mechanisms. How can Geneva’s participation in the drugs issue be sustained in order to find the right responses to addressing illicit drugs, while upholding human dignity and protecting public health?

 

Introductory remarks

Ruth Dreifuss, former President of Switzerland and Minister of Home Affairs, Chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy

Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva

Keynote speech

Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations, member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy

Moderator

Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, Adjunct Professor of International History, The Graduate Institute, Geneva. Member of the Commission on the Impact of Drug Trafficking on Governance, Security, and Development in West Africa 

Panel

Amb. Krystyna Marty Lang, Deputy State Secretary, Switzerland

Amb. Bente Angell-Hansen, Chair of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

Michel Kazatchkine, former Executive Director, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Maria Cattaui, former Secretary-General, International Chamber of Commerce, Switzerland

With the Global Commission on Drug Policy and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

When: 
15/12/2016 - 16:30 to 18:00
Where: 

Auditorium Ivan Pictet (Maison de la paix, Genève)

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