News and Announcements

Read the latest announcements and updates from HRI.

10 by 20 goes to the UN

15 April 2015

10 by 20 goes to the UN HRI is calling for 10 per cent by 2020 at this week’s high-level debate on drug policy in New York Read more

HRI makes 10 by 20 intervention at CND

01 April 2015

Civil society delegates at this year’s UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs were able, for the first time, to make official interventions during plenary sessions alongside member states. On the… Read more

HRI launches 10 by 20 campaign PDF document

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

Joint Statement on the Death Penalty for Drug Offences PDF document

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

UN: Freeze Funding of Iran Counter-Narcotics Efforts: Surge in Executions for Drug Trafficking

17 December 2014

Harm Reduction International is among a coalition of NGOs calling for action from UNODC. Read more

HRI Statement at the UNAIDS PCB Meeting PDF document

11 December 2014

Statement of Harm Reduction International delivered at the meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, 11 December 2014. Read more

IHRA Annual General Meeting proceedings PDF document

19 September 2014

Proceedings of our 2014 Annual General Meeting 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

Harm Reduction is a requirement of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

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

Access to Legal Aid for People Who Use Drugs on UN agenda

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

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