INPUD Publications and Global Advocacy During COVID-19

In the time of COVID-19: Civil society statement on COVID-19 and people who use drugs
This statement directed at global decision making bodies and member states, endorsed by over 300 organisations and individuals, was developed by INPUD in collaboration with the International Drug Policy Consortium and Harm Reduction International. Available in English, Russian, French and Spanish.

COVID-19: Enacting a 'New Normal' for People who Use Drugs
This commentary in the International Journal of Drug Policy presents a set of recommendations to UN agencies, governments, donor agencies, academics, researchers and civil society, challenging these actors to work alongside people who use drugs to enact a new reality based on solidarity and cooperation, protection of health, restoration of rights and dignity and most importantly to mobilise to win the peace.

Joint Civil Society Letter on 2021 UN Treaty Bodies Reviews in the Context of COVID-19
INPUD joined over 500 civil society organisations in expressing our concern about the functioning of UN Treaty Bodies during the COVID-19 pandemic. We urge the Treaty Bodies and their Secretariats to schedule State reviews no later than 2021, and OHCHR to prioritise resources and tools for this.

Joint letter to the Special Rapporteur on the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health on protecting and promoting the health of people who use drugs during COVID-19
In collaboration with peer-led networks and other civil society organisations engaged in global harm reduction advocacy, we have developed this letter to the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health to provide guidance to states on how to promote and protect the right to health of people who use drugs in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.