U.S. National Statement at the opening of the reconvened sixty-first session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

Thank you, Madam Chair.  Before I begin my comments on the CND, I would like to note that today is a National Day of Mourning throughout the United States and our embassies and missions around the world, in honor of my country’s 41st President, George H.W. Bush.  I thank those of you who have expressed ...
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U.S. National Statement at the Intergovernmental Expert Group Meeting on International Challenges Posed by the Non-Medical Use of Synthetic Opioids

Thank you, Chair, for offering me the floor to speak on such an important topic.  Thank you to the UNODC Secretariat for supporting preparations for this expert meeting, which the Commission requested last year in Resolution 61/8 to learn more about the challenges posed by the non-medical use of synthetic opioids and to propose core ...
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U.S. Opening Statement to the Ninth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

Opening Statement as delivered by James A. Walsh, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State Vienna, October 16, 2018   Thank you, Madame President. We came together to commit ourselves to countering the threats that stem from transnational organized crime in 2003, when this Convention came into ...
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Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump is Taking Action to End Human Trafficking

PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP IS TAKING ACTION TO END HUMAN TRAFFICKING “My Administration will focus on ending the absolutely horrific practice of human trafficking.” – President Donald J. Trump ENDING HUMAN TRAFFICKING: President Donald J. Trump and his Administration are working to end the scourge of human trafficking, also known as modern slavery. • Today, ...
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Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis: Updates from Washington and Vienna

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 26, 2017   PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP IS TAKING ACTION ON DRUG ADDICTION AND THE OPIOID CRISIS   “The best way to prevent drug addiction and overdose is to prevent people from abusing drugs in the first place.  If they don’t start, they ...
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UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs Unanimously Votes to Take Steps to Curb Spread of Illicit Opioid Crisis

When you think of the United Nations, what comes to mind? Blue-helmeted peacekeepers in a faraway land perhaps? Or humanitarian workers delivering food aid to refugees? But did you know that the UN is an organization that is helping curb American overdose deaths in the current opioid epidemic? In fact, it is. Last Thursday in ...
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U.S. Statement Intervention, 60th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

Statement of Kara McDonald, United States Department of State   60th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) United States Intervention after Agenda Item 8(b) Votes on ANPP and NPP Vienna, Austria; March 13, 2017 Thank you Madam Chair. I want to express the gratitude of my government for this show of solidarity and support ...
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60th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

Statement of William R. Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs   60th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) Vienna, Austria; March 13, 2017   Thank you, Madam Chairwoman, members of the Commission, ladies and gentlemen.  And a special thank you as well to the Secretariat for your ...
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