No More Loss - International Drug Users' Remembrance Day 2021
July 21st is International Drug Users' Remembrance Day, where we take time to remember the people whose lives were unjustly cut short due to the criminalisation and stigmatisation of people who use drugs. To use, they were #MoreThan a casualty; they were our family, friends, peers and loved ones.
To honor their memory on this day, INPUD has partnered with UNAIDS and GNP+ for both a social media campaign and webinar to be held on July 21st, 2021.
'No More Loss' is a webinar discussing the interventions necessary to eliminate stigma and discrimination faced by people who use drugs, and how this work is being conducted through the Global Partnership for Action to Eliminate All Forms of HIV+ Related Stigma and Discrimination. The panel will include peer speakers and representatives from UN agencies.
The webinar will be held on July 21st at 16:00 CEST (10:00 EST) and will be in English, with live translation available in French, Russian and Spanish.
Link to register: bit.ly/2UKTP8V
Opening Remarks: Suki Beavers, Director, Gender Equality, Human Rights and Community Engagement, UNAIDS
Judy Chang, Executive Director, INPUD
Ernesto Cortes, Secretario, LANPUD
John Kimani, Programmes Coordinator, KeNPUD
Annette Verster, Technical Officer, World Health Organization
Fariba Soltani, Chief of HIV/AIDS Section & Global Coordinator for HIV/AIDS, UNODC
Chair/Closing remarks: Louise Beale Vincent, Executive Director, Urban Survivors Union
A Q&A with all participants will take place during the last 30 minutes of the webinar.