Read the latest announcements and updates from HRI.
News and Announcements
08 March 2015
HRI launches 10 by 20 campaign This week at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna, Harm Reduction International is launching its 10 by 20 campaign, calling on governments to redirect 10% of the resources that they currently spend in the war on drugs to harm reduction. This week at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna, Harm… Read more
03 March 2015
HRI and ten partners issue a statement on the death penalty for drug offences following the launch of the 2014 INCB Annual Report Read more
17 December 2014
Harm Reduction International is among a coalition of NGOs calling for action from UNODC. Read more
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women - General Discussion on "access to justice"
19 February 2013
On 18 February 2013 Harm Reduction International made a statement at the Day of General Discussion of the UN Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women to highlight the direct and indirect discrimination against women affected by drugs and criminal justice policies across the globe: Thank you madam chairperson, Harm Reduction… Read more
06 November 2012
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has confirmed its view that harm reduction is a child rights requirement. Read more
29 October 2012
World leaders gathered at the UN General Assembly’s 67th session in New York last week to discuss strengthening the rule of law. In the midst of this discussion, the Third Committee (which deals with humanitarian and social affairs) adopted the draft UN Principles on Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems . Within them, drug users are… Read more