International Drug Users’ Remembrance Day 2021

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 us, they were #MoreThan a casualty; they were our family, friends, peers and loved ones.

To honour their memory on this day, join INPUD, UNAIDS and GNP+ for 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.

To register for this webinar, click here.


Opening Remarks: TBD
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

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