Related websites and documents: Harm Reduction
Links to research, documents, and reports on Harm Reduction
Asian Harm Reduction Network (AHRN)
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA)
The Canadian Harm Reduction Network
Caribbean Harm Reduction Coalition (CHRC)
Central and Eastern European Harm Reduction network
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Centre for Harm Reduction - Australia
Drug Policy Alliance
EMCDDA - Harm Reduction
Human Rights Watch
International Harm Reduction Association (IHRA)
International Harm Reduction Development Program (IHRD)
Latin American Harm Reduction Network (RELARD)
The Pompidou Group
US Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC)
World Health Organization (WHO) - Substance Abuse
Nederlandse Kamervragen over kritiek van UNODC op harm reductie 28 februari 2005.
UN Millenium Project. Combating AIDS in the Developing World [PDF document]
WHO - Effectiveness of sterile needle and syringe programming in reducing HIV/AIDS among injecting drug users. (Evidence for action technical papers, 14 January 2005) [PDF document]
Dublin Declaration on Partnership to fight HIV/AIDS in Europe and Central Asia
EMCDDA - Consumption rooms report
EMCDDA - Role of Harm Reduction
EU Council Recommendation [PDF document]
INCB - Flexibility of Treaty Provisions as Regards Harm Reduction Approaches [PDF document]
INCB Report for 2003 - Measures to reduce harm [PDF document]
INCB - Interview with Dr. Philip O. Emafo, President of the International Narcotics Control Board in Update, UNODC Newsletter, Vienna December 2002.
Leadership Statement - Injecting drug use and HIV/AIDS [PDF document] XV International AIDS Conference, Bangkok, 11-16 July 2004.
Pompidou Group - Public Health Policy in Evidence-Based Management of Drug Addiction.
Red Cross/Red Crescent. Spreading the Light of Science Guidelines on harm reduction related to injecting drug use. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 2003.
UNAIDS - Drug abuse and HIV/AIDS: lessons learned [PDF document]
UNAIDS - Address by Catherine Hankins [PDF document] Opening Ceremony, 13th International Conference on Drug Related Harm, March 3, 2002, Ljubljana, Slovenia, by Catherine Hankins, Associate Director (designate), Strategic Information, UNAIDS. "The United Nations fully endorses the fundamental principles of harm reduction."
UN/CND - Preventing the transmission of HIV among drug abusers [PDF document] A position paper of the United Nations system. Endorsed on behalf of ACC by the High-Level Committee on Programme (HLCP) at its first regular session of 2001, Vienna, 26-27 February 2001.
UNDP - Taking narcotics out of the conflict: the war on drugs [}DF document] Chapter 13 from: Colombia, Solutions to Escape the Conflict's Impasse, National Human Development Report 2003, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
UNGASS - Declaration on the Guiding Principles of Drug Demand Reduction General Assembly, 20th Special Session on drugs, A/RES/S-20/3, June 1998. Article 10: "Demand reduction programmes should cover all areas of prevention, from discouraging initial use to reducing the negative health and social consequences of drug abuse."
UNGASS - Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS [PDF document] General Assembly, 26th Special Session on HIV/AIDS, A/RES/S-26/2, June 2001.
UNODC - Report of the Executive Director (HIV/AIDS-2004) [PDF document] Strengthening strategies regarding the prevention of HIV/AIDS in the context of drug abuse, Commission on Narcotic Drugs, Forty-seventh session, Vienna,15-22 March 2004, E/CN.7/2004/3, 12 January 2004.
UNODC - Opening speech Dr Sandro Calvani
UNODC - Letter from the Executive Director Antonio Costa [PDF document] Dated 11 November 2004, to Robert Charles, Assistent Secretary International Narcotics and law Enforcement Affairs (INL), US State Department.
UNODC Builds Responses to Control the HIV/AIDS Epidemic among Injecting Drug Users in South East Asia [PDF document] Internal document of the UNODC Regional Centre for East Asia and the Pacific.
UNODC - Harm Reduction Approaches to Injecting Drug Use [PowerPoint}
UNODC - HIV/AIDS: Spread through Injecting Drug Use and in Prisons Needs to Be Addressed The Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Antonio Maria Costa addressed the Bangkok International AIDS conference (11-16 July 2004) in his capacity as Chair of the UNAIDS Committee of Co-sponsoring Organizations (CCO).
UNODC - Encouraging progress towards still distant goals [PDF document] Progress Report by the Executive Director as a contribution to the Mid-term (2003) Review of UNGASS. UNODC/ED/2, 8 April 2003.
US Health Department - Evidence-Based Findings on the Efficacy of Syringe Exchange Programs An Analysis from the Assistant Secretary for Health and Surgeon General of the Scientific Research Completed Since April 1998, Washington DC, Department of Health and Human Services, 17 March 2000.
The Warsaw Declaration A Framework for Effective Action on HIV/AIDS and Injecting Drug Use
WHO/UNODC/UNAIDS position paper [PDF document] Substitution maintenance therapy in the management of opioid dependence and HIV/AIDS prevention.
WHO - The Practices and Context of Pharmacotherapy of Opioid Dependence in South-East Asia and Western Pacific Regions [PDF document]
WHO - The Practices and context of Pharmacotherapy of opioid dependence in Central and Eastern Europe [PDF document]
US Gag on Needle Exchange Harms UN AIDS Efforts. Before UN Narcotics Meeting, Groups in 56 Countries Assail US Tactics Press release by Human Rights Watch, Open Society Institute and The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, New York, 3 March 2005
HIV/AIDS at the 48th UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) A Human Rights Watch Brief, February/March 2005 [PDF document]
Harm Reduction or Harm Maintenance. Is There Such a Thing as Safe Drug Abuse? Human Rights Watch, 15 February 2005
Protecting the Human Rights of Injecting Drug Users: The Impact of HIV and AIDS February 2005, Open Society Institute (OSI)
Thai NGO Letter to UNODC [PDF document] February 21, 2005.
CAMH and Harm Reduction: A Background Paper [PDF document] A Background Paper on the meaning and application of harm reduction for substance use issues
Drugs, AIDS, and Harm Reduction. How to Slow the HIV Epidemic in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union Open Society Institute (OSI), 2001.
Drug control, human rights, and harm reduction in the age of AIDS [PDF document}
Evidence for Harm Reduction [PDF document]
From Concern to Action: Harm Reduction as the Key to HIV Prevention and Treatment Efforts in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union Open Society Institute (OSI), Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch, July 9, 2002.
Harm Reduction: Concepts and Practice A Policy Discussion Paper by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), National Working Group on Policy, 1996.
Harm Reduction: Position Statement [PDF document]
Harm Reduction: Questions and Answers [PDF document] Open Society Institute (OSI), November 2004.
Illicit Drug Policies and the Global HIV Epidemic Effects of UN and National Government Approaches [PDF document] Open Society Institute (OSI), March 2004, by Daniel Wolfe and Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch.
Implementation of harm reduction measures in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Lessons learned [MS Word document], Anya Sarang et al, Central and Eastern European Harm Reduction Network, October 2004.
Unintended Consequences: Drug Policies Fuel the HIV Epidemic in Russia and Ukraine [PDF document] Open Society Institute (OSI), April 2003.
Evaluation of the Supervised Injection Site - Year One Summary Canada [PDF document}, September 2004
Harm reduction, Human Rights and the W.H.O. Expert Committee on Drug Dependence [PDF document]
HIV/AIDS and Drug Misuse in Russia. Harm Reduction Programes and the Russian Legal System Published by International Family Health, September 2003.
Illicit drugs convention reform and the United Nations agencies [PDF document] Compiled by Andrew Wilson for the Network of European Foundations (NEF), September 2002.
"Opinion on the legality of health promotion measures in light of the United Nations drug conventions regime" [PDF document] Paper prepared for the Lisbon International Symposium on Global Drug Policy, 23-25 October 2003, Lisbon.
Overview of Harm Reduction Programs and Policies Around the World: Rationale, Key Features and Examples of Best Practice [MS Word document]
Prescribing heroin: what is the evidence? [PDF document]
Rapid spread of HIV among injecting drug users in north-eastern states of India S. Sarkar, N. Das and S. Panda (a.o.), in: UNODC - Bulletin on Narcotics - 1993 Issue 1 - 006.
Reducing drug-related harm: Australia leads the way [PDF document]
Review of the evidence-base for harm reduction approaches to drug use, Neil Hunt, Forward Thinking on Drugs Research Paper, March 14, 2003.
Use of Narcotic Drugs in Public Injection Rooms under Public International Law [PDF document] Legal Opinion prepared by the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law to examine the legality of drug consumption rooms in the context of the three international drug conventions. AVIS 99-121c, 7 January 2000.
Drug Consumption Rooms
Drug Policy and the HIV Pandemic in Russia and Ukraine
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US Ideologues Put Millions at Risk International Herald Tribune, 5 March 2005, by Aryeh Neier
An Overdose of Morality. American Strong-arm Tactics Threaten to Scupper Successful UN Harm Reduction Drug Programmes The Guardian, 3 March 2005, by Mike Trace and Ruth Runciman
Foreign AIDS, America's Overseas Social Engineering Reason Online, 2 March 2005, by Kerry Howley
Reason and Rights in Global Drug Control Policy Commentary, Canadian Medical Association Journal, 1 March 2005 [Volume 172, Issue 5]
Deadly Ignorance Editorial, Washington Post, 27 February 2005
Ideology and AIDS New York Times, 26 February 2005
Losing Tolerance with Zero Tolerance Editorial, The Lancet, 19 February 2005
US Cash Threat to Aids War The Observer, 6 February 2005, by Martin Bright
Condemned to Death. Thanks to the US-Led Drug War, AIDS is Exploding among Injection Drug Users The Nation, 14 April 2004, by Daniel Wolfe [PDF document]
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