Preparing for the UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem

22 July 2015 - Event

What are the key points of debate for UNGASS? What are the possible outcomes? How can we prepare for this important event?

Date
22 July 2015
Location
New York
Participants

You can find the video of the event here.

On Wednesday, July 22, IPI together with the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)  cohosted a panel discussion on the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem, which will review and evaluate existing drug control policies and strategies to address the current global drug problem.

The policy forum will focus on providing member states and UN staff with a thorough understanding of the UNGASS process. Panelists at this event will provide background to the UNGASS, in particular the rationale behind its convening and possible outcomes. The policy forum also hopes to make the connection between UNGASS and other issues of interest to the UN community.

Some of the questions that the panelists will address include the following: What are the key points of debate for UNGASS? What are the possible outcomes? How can we prepare for this important event?

Panelists:
H.E. Mr. Fernando Carrera, Permanent Representative of Guatemala to the United Nations
Ms. Simone Monasebian, Director of the New York Office, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Mr. Martin Jelsma, Program Director, Transnational Institute
Senator Hon. Mark Golding, Minister of Justice of Jamaica

Moderator:
Dr. Adam Lupel, Director of Research and Publications, IPI