Child Rights and the World Drug Problem @UNGASS2016

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From 19-21 April 2016, the UN General Assembly will convene a Special Session (UNGASS) on the world drug problem.

Existing international declarations and treaties on drugs have placed the protection of children at the forefront. Yet, in the draft outcome document prepared for the UNGASS, DCI and other child rights NGOs have noticed striking omissions to adequately address child rights issues.

In this regard, they have produced a joint statement that is available here:

Child Rights and the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs – From Rethoric to Accountability  English | Español

As a civil society organisation you can sign on to this statement. To do so, please contact Anna Tomasi at anna.tomasi@defenceforchildren.org. Deadline: Monday 11 April, COB

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To know more about drug policies in Latin America and their impact on the rights of children, read Rose Marie Achá’s article (Spanish only):

La violacíon de los derechos humanos de los y las adolescentes bajo las políticas de drogas