News and Announcements

Read the latest announcements and updates from HRI.

HRI's Intervention at the Sixtieth Session of the Committee on Narcotic Drugs

15 March 2017

The following intervention was made by Harm Reduction International at the Sixtieth Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna. "Thank you to the Chair for the opportunity to make this intervention on behalf of Harm Reduction International. Paragraph 1 of the UNGASS outcomes document commits to minimising the adverse health and… Read more

HRI at the Sixtieth session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

10 March 2017

Harm Reduction International is participating in the 60 th  session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), which takes place in Vienna from 13 th  to 17 th  March 2017. Read our full CND briefing. This is the first full CND meeting since the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on drugs (UNGASS) in June 2016. There, member… Read more

Recognising good science in drug policy: The Brooklyn Mcneil Rae of Hope Award

01 February 2017

This year’s conference in Montréal will see the launch of a brand new award category to honour the best new scientific research in the area of drug policy or harm reduction. The  Brooklyn Mcneil Rae of Hope Award  joins the long-standing Rolleston, Carol and Travis Jenkins, and Film Festival Awards, and will be presented to the author of the best… Read more

Harm Reduction Works! Sharing research on resourcing harm reduction in Europe with local and national stakeholders

18 January 2017

Harm Reduction International is calling for a redirection of funding from drug enforcement to harm reduction. But in order to identify how much funding is needed for harm reduction in any one… Read more

2017 National Rolleston Award

23 November 2016

Nominations are now closed. About the award This award was first presented at the ‘3rd International Conference on the Reduction of Drug Related Harm’ in Melbourne in 1992. At each Harm Reduction International Conference, it is given to an organisation, group or individual who has made an significant contribution to harm reduction in the… Read more

UN agencies must use CND to push for post-UNGASS harm reduction targets PDF document

07 October 2016

Harm Reduction International is urging governments and UN agencies attending the upcoming intersessional meetings at CND, called to discuss the implementation of the UNGASS on Drugs outcome document, to push for targets which will turn the outcomes into real progress on harm reduction and the human rights of people who use drugs. Our short… Read more

2017 International Rolleston Award

28 September 2016

Nominations are now closed. About the award This award was first presented at the ‘3rd International Conference on the Reduction of Drug Related Harm’ in Melbourne in 1992. At each Harm Reduction International Conference since, it has been given to an organisation, group or individual who has made an internationally significant contribution to… Read more

HR17: Registrations and Call for Abstracts Now Open

01 September 2016

Update, 26th October 2017: The call for abstracts has now closed. We're pleased to announce that registrations and abstract submissions for HR17, the biggest international harm reduction event of 2017, are now open! Visit out conference website to find out how to register. Read the full Call for Abstracts here. Read more

HR17 Call for abstracts to open on the 1st September

24 August 2016

HR17 the 25th Harm Reduction International Conference, in Montreal on 14th-17th May 2017 is pleased to announce the call for abstracts to open on the 1st of September! Visit our HR17 conference website here. The theme of this year’s conference is “At the heart of the response”, and we encourage you to make submissions about innovative harm… Read more

People who inject drugs left behind, HRI warns UNAIDS chief PDF document

25 July 2016

For the second time in a month, Harm Reduction International has written to UNAIDS , the organisation tasked with leading the global HIV response, to voice growing concern that people who use drugs are being left behind. The latest letter to the UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibe, warns that a recent decision to withhold funds pledged… Read more

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