As the UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem in April 2016 approaches, questions have arisen about what metrics might best evaluate drug policy. United Nations University will host a discussion organised by the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy (ICSDP) to launch its Open Letter from the Scientific Community on metrics and drug policy. The ICSDP is a network of scientists and academics from around the world committed to improving the health and safety of communities and individuals affected by illicit drugs, by working to inform illicit drug policies with the best available scientific evidence.
The panellists of this event will contribute to the ongoing discussion of drug policy metrics by considering the following:
Dr Kanna Hayashi, Research Scientist, British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
Dr Daliah Heller, Clinical Professor, CUNY School of Public Health
Ms Genevieve Sander, Human Rights Research Analyst, Harm Reduction International
Dr Dan Werb, Director, International Centre for Science in Drug Policy
A moderated Q&A session will follow the panel discussion.
As seating is limited, we encourage you to RSVP by 13 January. To register, please click here or on the REGISTER button above.
If you will require an entrance pass, please be sure to register at least one week prior to the event.
Conference Room 7
United Nations Headquarters
New York, NY
Drug Policy Project Manager Ms. Summer Walker