INPUD at the 25th Harm Reduction International Conference 2017

May 2017

The International Network of People who use Drugs (INPUD) will be highly visible at the International Harm Reduction Conference in Montreal, Canada. To kick start the conference, we will be organising a one day Pre-conference. The morning will focus on sharing INPUD’s work over the last two years, where we will launch our three-year strategy and 2015-2016 Annual Report which serves to showcase INPUD’s work over a two-year period. The past two years has seen considerable progress and achievement for INPUD and our regional networks. We have been working hard to strengthen and develop our activities, focusing on our policy, advocacy, and programmatic work to promote the health and defend the rights of people who use drugs around the world. We have increased the organisation’s capacity to mobilise communities of people who use drugs around the world and bring their voices to the forefront of local, regional, and international debates around human rights and drug policy. The afternoon will then focus on the North American network of people who use drugs.


The HRI conference is an opportunity to raise the profile of drug policy and harm reduction issues from the community perspective, with a focus on the worrying opiate overdose epidemic which has already claimed more than 30,000 lives in 2016 in the United States alone. International drug user activists will participate in numerous sessions throughout the conference, notably during the drug users’ choice session.


Click here for Programme of the Voices of Community @IHRC 2017




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