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UNITE Drug Policy Desk Annual Report 2021

UNITE Drug Policy Desk Annual Report 2021 The first annual report of the UNITE Drug Policy Desk has just been released.  In 2021, the Drug Policy Desk successfully engaged over 189 parliamentarians and policymaking officials from various countries in capacity-building workshops, policy roundtables, peer-to-peer discussions, international conferences, and parliamentary hearings. Our secretariat would like to thank all partners and organisations who contributed to this year's activities. The great achievements of 2021 are the result of your continued and strong support to UNITE and our [...]

UNITE Annual Report 2021

UNITE Annual Report 2021 UNITE Secretariat would like to thank all partners and organizations who contributed to this year’s activities, allowing the network to grow exponentially and reach higher and measurable impact worldwide. Thank you for your continued and strong support to UNITE and its members! UNITE would also like to thank all members of Parliament who commit to ending infectious diseases and take time from their heavy schedules to work together for a common global health agenda. UNITE relies on [...]

UNITE Global Summit 2021 (Virtual)

UNITE Global Summit 2021 (Virtual) Over 1000 policymakers, global health activists and experts joined UNITE Global Summit 2021. From December 6 to 8, over 1000 elected members of parliament, government officials, policymakers, global health experts, practitioners, representatives of civil society, and activists have gathered to discuss the current and persistent challenges infectious diseases pose to people worldwide.For three days, 110 speakers explored how COVID-19 has transformed global health and modern politics and how the international architecture could respond to current & [...]

Citizens’ initiative for responsibly regulating cannabis in Portugal for adult use

Citizen's initiative for responsibly regulating cannabis in Portugal for adult use On September 17, 2021, in an open letter addressed to the Portuguese Parliament, a group of 67 Portuguese personalities defended the regulation of cannabis for non-medical purposes. The letter is the result of the advocacy campaign developed since March 2021 by the citizen’s initiative for cannabis regulation in Portugal. Who are we? The citizens´initiative for responsibly regulating cannabis in Portugal is a group composed of citizens from different expertise [...]

Parliamentarians around the world unite to raise global health in the political agenda

PARLIAMENTARIANS AROUND THE WORLD UNITE TO RAISE GLOBAL HEALTH IN THE POLITICAL AGENDA (Lisbon) 28th September: Today marks the official launch of the International Forum on Global Health (IFGH), a working group of selected parliamentarians from different regional and global parliamentary networks and assemblies gathered under a common global health and economic agenda. Led by UNITE Global Parliamentarians Network to End Infectious Diseases and the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank & IMF, the group met to agree on the [...]

Evidence-Based Drug Policy Workshop for Honourable Members of Parliament in Zimbabwe

Evidence-Based Drug Policy Workshop for Honourable Members of Parliament in Zimbabwe Harare, Zimbabwe, September 24  - Over 80 of Honorable Members of Parliament, including members of the HIV/AIDS Committee, the Health and Child Care Committee and the Sustainable Development Goals Committee; and His Excellency, Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Prof. Paul Mavima from Zimbabwe attended an online workshop to discuss responsible and effective evidence-based drug policy interventions, and how Parliamentarians can drive the effort of implementing reform in [...]

COVID-19 in the Asia Pacific Region

EVENT: The management of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Asia Pacific Region: good practices and lessons learned Kuala Lumpur, June 18th: Eight Members of Parliament and Ministers from Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam meet online to discuss the management of the COVID- 19 pandemic and identify together best practices in the region. The meeting, held under Chatham House Rules and organized jointly by UNITE Global Parliamentarians Network to End Infectious Diseases, Harm Reduction International and [...]

UNITE New Visual Identity: What Has Changed?

When UNITE unveiled its logo in 2007, it became our agent of change for a better world where infectious diseases do not pose a global threat. Over time, as our network was growing, we realised that we needed to portray our exciting vision for the future in a way that it would be reminding us what it takes to achieve our mission:  Promote political accountability of all stakeholders to end infectious diseases; Raise political awareness that it is possible [...]

UNITE Global Summit: Virtual September 7-8, 2020 

UNITE Global Summit: Virtual September 7-8, 2020  With ten years to reach the 2030 SDGs, infectious diseases (IDs) remain a serious health threat.   The introduction of COVID-19 demonstrates the urgent need for engagement and education of policy makers on epidemic preparedness to strengthen health systems responses for future infectious disease outbreaks. UNITE Global Summit: Virtual aims to commit, inspire, and empower policy makers towards the achievement of the UN SDGs over the next decade, while building a roadmap on [...]

UNITE and Joep Lange Institute: improving health & wellbeing in in the digital age

UNITE and the Joep Lange Institute establish a partnership to improve health & wellbeing in in the digital age. LISBON, PORTUGAL AND AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, (JUNE 25, 2020) – UNITE, the global parliamentarians network to end infectious diseases, and the Joep Lange Institute are proud and excited to announce new partnership. As the world becomes much more digital and connected, there is an urgent need to maximize the ongoing digital transformation for progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC). That [...]

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