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Historical moment of a global drug policy: harm reduction is mentioned in the UN resolution for the first time

Prague, 2. 4. 2024 – The United States of America introduced the UN resolution on drug overdose prevention in the margins of 67th session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna, March 14-22, 2024. For the first time in the history of the UN, the resolution directly calls on Member States to implement harm reduction measures in national legislation as an essential part of drug policy to protect public health and to minimise the adverse health and social impacts of illicit drug use, particularly posed by synthetic drugs. This is the first resolution since the CND was establish to be adopted by vote with no consensus.

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