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Trace, Mike, Diane Riley and Gerry Stimson
UNAIDS & the Prevention of HIV Infection Through Injecting Drug Use
BFDPP - The Beckley Foundation Drug Policy Programme and IDPC - The International Drug Policy Consortium
Description of Work
Briefing Paper Nine
September 2005, 7 pp

Reproduced with the Beckley Foundation's kind permission


"The Beckley Foundation Drug Policy Programme (BFDPP) is a new initiative dedicated to providing a rigorous independent review of the effectiveness of national and international drug policies. The aim of this programme of research and analysis is to assemble and disseminate material that supports the rational consideration of complex drug policy issues, and leads to more effective management of the widespread use of psychoactive substances in the future.
The International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) is a global network of NGOs that specialise in issues related to illegal drug use and government responses to the related problems. The Consortium aims to promote objective debate on the effectiveness, direction and content of drug policies at national a nd international level."

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  • Policy Brief: Provision of Sterile Injecting Equipment to Reduce HIV Transmission, Evidence for action on HIV/AIDS and injecting drug use, WHO/HIV/2004.03, WHO - World Health Organization, Geneva, 2004, 4 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • UNAIDS - The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Intensifying HIV Prevention: UNAIDS Policy Position Paper, UNAIDS/05.18E, UNAIDS, Geneva, August 2005, 56 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • United Nations, Preventing the Transmission of HIV Among Drug Abusers: A Position Paper of the United Nations System, E/CN/.7/2002/CRP.5, United Nations, 12 March 2002, 8 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • United Nations General Assembly, Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS: "Global Crisis - Global Action", Resolution adopted (27 June 2001) by the General Assembly, A/RES/S-26/2, United Nations, 2 August 2001, 15 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]