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UWI to host regional roundtable on UN Drug Conventions

University of the West Indies | 2014-11-10 00:00:00

The University of the West Indies’ (UWI) Centre for Leadership and Governance (CLG) in collaboration with the Open Society Foundation will be hosting a round table discussion regarding the United Nations General Assembly Special Session, or UNGASS 2016: The International War on Drugs at the Mona Visitors Lodge and Conference Centre, UWI on Wednesday November 12, 2014 beginning at 8:30 am.

A public session with a number of high level international advocates from the region, North America and Europe will be held Tuesday November 11 at 5 pm at the Undercroft, at UWI.

The round table will focus on ‘The Road to the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS) 2016’.

In 2016, the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS), will convene a meeting of UN member states to assess and review its drug control system as well as to evaluate the world’s drug control priorities.

According to Head of the Department of Government and Director of the CLG, Dr. Lloyd Waller, “there is an urgent need to understand the 'Caribbean Approach' to cannabis prior UNGASS 2016. With this knowledge the CLG will be better informed to contribute to the coordination of cannabis related activities across the Caribbean, as such we have to engage select stakeholders across the Caribbean regarding UNGASS 2016.”

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