58th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

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The 58th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs(CND) activities started on March 9, where it is bringing together around 1,000 delegates representing Member States, inter-governmental organizations, civil society and the media for a global discussion on the world drug problem. This year, the Commission discusses 12 draft resolutions; 65 side events will also be held on the margins of the commission, as well as numerous exhibitions.

This year a special segment lasting four days will be held on preparations for the UN General Assembly Special Session on the world drug problem in 2016. Following this, between 13 and 17 March, the Commission's regular segment includes deliberations on draft resolutions and the scope of the control of substances.


MENAHRA participating in the 58th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

MENAHRA participating in the 58th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs


The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) meets annually to consider and adopt a range of decisions and resolutions on international drug control. The participants to this meeting are from CSOs, stakeholders, policymakers and others.

This year the CND will take place from 9th to 17th March in Vienna, Austria. A special Segment on the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs that is planned to take place in 2016 will be held during this meeting from 9th to 12th March, while the CND proper will take place from 13th and 17th March.

The Middle East and North Africa Harm Reduction Association "MENAHRA" will take part in this meeting and will participate in many sessions and side events.


HRI Conference Call for Abstracts

hr15 call for papers

Harm Reduction International (HRI) is organising its 24th International Conference on Harm Reduction - Harm Reduction 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 18 to 21 October 2015.


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في إطار عملها للدعوة إلى اتّباع مناهج الحد من مخاطر استخدام المخدرات وفيروس نقص المناعة البشري شاركت شبكة الشرق الاوسط وشمال افريقيا للحد من مخاطر استخدام المخدرات "مينارة" في المؤتمر الذي نظمته جمعية عمل تنموي بلا حدود/ نبع بالشراكة مع جمعية الأطفال والفتوة شاتيلا وجمعية المرأة الخيرية، تحت عنوان "حقوق الانسان مسؤولية مجتمع مؤمن بها"، في 30 كانون الثاني/يناير 2015 في فندق لو ميريديان - كومودور في بيروت.


Mr. Elie Aaraj - Speech during UNODC/MENAHRA Conference

MENAHRA and UNODC organized a joint Regional Conference on Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST) - Needle and Syringe Programme (NSP). The Conference took place in Casablanca, Morocco from 11-13 November 2014.

The main objectives of the Conference were to build regional capacities, advocate for OST and NSP as priorities of the comprehensive harm reduction services, and provide a forum for the national harm reduction task forces to showcase their own initiatives and achievements, discuss their challenges while networking across the region and exchanging expertise. Additionally, one of the main outcomes of this Conference was to represent expert opinions of its participants to address HIV prevention, treatment, care and support among People Who Inject Drugs.