SSDP at the United Nations – Register for our Side Event!

'The impacts of COVID-19 on young people's drug use'
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Join us for the only youth-led side event at the 64th Session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs where Students for Sensible Drug Policy and YouthRISE are hosting an interactive panel discussion, entitled “The Impacts of COVID-19 on Young People’s Drug Use”. During this incredible session on the 14th of April 2021 at 13:10 CET / 7:10 EDT, youth advocates and organisers from Argentina, Ireland, South Africa and the United Kingdom will be discussing the research and service provision they have conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Register now at this link.

As young people, we are uniquely situated to understand the challenges facing our generation and young people who use drugs during this time. Not only do we hold strong community knowledge, but our speakers also hold unique expertise in conducting and involving affected populations in research and service provision. 

Our work at the United Nations is some of the most significant work we do every year, we would love for you to join us for this event and show your support for young drug policy reformers!

Meet our speakers:

Dasha Anderson ‘19 – SSDP UK

Eleri Crossland ‘20 – SSDP UK

MJ Stowe – YouthRISE, South African Network of People Who Use Drugs

Carolina Ahumada – YouthRISE, Intercambios Asociación Civil

Ailish Brennan ‘18 – YouthRISE

Róisín Downes ‘15 (Moderator) – SSDP International