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MEDIA RELEASE: Drugs and HIV groups call on UK to reject United Nations drugs declaration | Harm Reduction International

Lack of co-ordination, leadership and transparency from Home Office, Foreign Office and DFID has played into the hands of hardline states such as Russia

IHRA_logoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 13 March 2014 

Drugs and HIV groups call on UK to reject United Nations drugs declaration 

Lack of co-ordination, leadership and transparency from Home Office, Foreign Office and DFID has played into the hands of hardline states such as Russia

As a critical high-level UN meeting on the future of international drug policy begins a coalition of UK drugs and HIV groups have called for the UK to reject the summit’s key outcome document – the “joint ministerial statement”.

Harm Reduction International, a leading drugs NGO, and STOPAIDS, a network of HIV organisations, say the text of the ministerial statement represents a capitulation by progressive governments who support human rights and health-focused approaches to drugs under pressure from hardline states seeking ever more stringent tactics. Read the full article here.

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About Ruth Jacobs (296 Articles)
Author of Soul Destruction: Unforgivable, a novel exposing the dark world and harsh reality of life as a drug addicted call girl. The main storyline is based loosely on events from my own life. In addition to fiction writing, I am also involved in journalism and broadcasting, primarily for human rights campaigning in the areas of sex workers' rights, anti-sexual exploitation and anti-human trafficking.

3 Comments on MEDIA RELEASE: Drugs and HIV groups call on UK to reject United Nations drugs declaration | Harm Reduction International

  1. Jueseppi B. // March 16, 2014 at 3:12 pm // Reply

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.

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