INTERNATIONAL DRUG USERS DAY: UNITED NATIONS CALLS FOR AN END TO CRIMINALISATION

1 November 2019

The Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) is calling on Australian governments to heed calls from the United Nations for an end to criminalisation on International Drug Users Day today. “Earlier this year, UNAIDS released ‘Health, Rights and Drugs – Harm Reduction, Decriminalization and Zero Discrimination for People Who Use Drugs’, calling on all countries to adopt a series of recommendations to implement a public health and human rights approach to drug usei,” explained Melanie Walker, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AIVL.