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UN drug strategy ignores harm minimisation

UN drug strategy ignores harm minimisation

Updated 18 January 2012, 20:25 AEDT

After months of high-level negotiations, the United Nations peak-body for drug control says it's formulated a new plan to curb the international scourge of drugs.

Last night, the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs agreed on a policy which it says will not only deal with drug trafficking but also help users overcome their addictions. But an alliance led by drug abuse experts and humanitarian organisations says the new strategy is just more of the same failed policies of the past decade.

Presenter: Oscar McLaren

Dr Alex Wodak from the Alcohol and Drug service at St Vincent's hospital in Sydney; Mike Trace, Chairman of the International Drug Policy Consortium; Sandeep Chawla, from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

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