The United Nations Informal Interactive Stakeholder Consultation is the most significant high-level consultation to take place ahead of theUN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the global drug problem, to be held in New York in April 2016.
All interested parties will be consulted: Member States, civil society, the academic and scientific community and youth groups.
Dianova has been selected from among hundreds of candidates to represent the voice of grass roots organisations on the panel on drugs and health. María de los Ángeles Lobos, Director of Dianova Chile’s treatment centre for women in Viña del Mar, will be representing the Dianova network at this event, along with Ms. Elena Goti.
The United Nations will be represented by its highest office holders, including:
- Mr Mogens Lykketoft, President of the UN General Assembly
- Mr Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General
- Mr Khaled Shamaa, Chair of the Board, UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs
- Mr Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, UNODC (UN Office on Drugs and Crime)
The consultation will take the form of an opening panel and two thematic round tables. The first of these will discuss the issues of “Drugs and health” from the perspectives of experts at the grassroots level and the second one will address “Drugs, human rights, community and development” and how to create synergies between member states and civil society to empower communities. Each round table will include representatives of civil society from different countries.