On April 9, a three-day training seminar for policy makers and professionals in charge of development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policy and programs on drug use prevention in Belarus opened in Minsk.
Ladies and gentlemen, dear colleagues! I am very pleased to be here for the seminar “Strategy on Drug Use Prevention: Policy and Practices” and welcome you on behalf of the United Nations Organization in Belarus.
States around the world must address the specific concerns of women in drug policies, say UN human rights experts. The call by the UN Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice comes ahead of a high-level meeting on 14-15 March 2019 of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs:
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