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Member states go toe to toe at this week’s CND Inter-Sessional Meeting on the meaning of “harm reduction”
CND Intersessional Meeting, Monday 18th November 2013
IDPC blog
Tuesday, 19 November 2013

At the most recent Inter-Sessional Meeting of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna, a handful of Member States took the floor to spar over the term “harm reduction” in the Joint Ministerial Statement that they have already spent several months negotiating. The final Statement will be presented at a High Level Segment of CND next March, and aims to review achievements and challenges since the 2009 Political Declaration and Plan of Action was adopted.