This session has two components over two days. On Thursday the 3rd of August there will be law enforcement peer-to-peer session and on Friday 4th there will be a session with invited members of civil society. Please only register if you are a current or former law enforcement professional.
UNODC is the UNAIDS convening agency for ensuring access to comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment and care services for people in prisons and HIV among people who use drugs and, is assisting countries in reaching target 3 of the Sustainable Development Goal 3 on ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
More specifically, in the context of the UNAIDS Strategy 2016-2021 and UNAIDS 2016-2021 Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework (UBRAF), UNODC is expected to support implementation of evidence-based HIV services for people who use drugs and people in prisons (UBRAF Result Area 4, Output 4.1, 4.2).
UNODC recognizes the critical role of law enforcement (LE) officials in working to meet the target of the Sustainable Development Goal of ending AIDS by 2030.
By supporting programmes that work with the key populations to reduce their risk of HIV infection, law enforcement officials can make a significant contribution to public health and public safety and ensure that the fundamental right to health of all citizens is protected.
UNODC builds partnerships between police, HIV programmes and civil society organizations to provide harm reduction services in countries with concentrated epidemics among people who use drugs. UNODC is committed to extend its assistance to countries willing to build law enforcement bodies that are knowledgeable, responsive and willing to become agents of change and cohesion in the community.
In consultation with national counterparts, the purpose of this activity is to build the capacities of law enforcement officials on the evidence and human rights based HIV services for people who inject drugs. This would be done through organizing of:
The session will be facilitated by Greg Denham. Greg has extensive experience across the policing, health and education sectors. He is a former member of both Victoria and Queensland Police and served in the uniform, investigation, crime prevention and training departments. Greg has also worked in the health field, particularly in drug and alcohol policy where he has undertaken extensive policy and practice development with police in the prevention of HIV through injecting drug use, mostly in South East Asia. Greg has also worked with police in developing strategies to better respond to people experiencing mental health problems and is a consultant in the prevention of child abuse and neglect through school-based education programs. More recently his professional direction has been looking at ways that local agencies can problem-solve complex health, social and welfare issues through stakeholder engagement and collaboration.