Nana Oye Lithur, Minister for Gender is currently at the UN General Assembly Special Session in New York to discuss drugs in generation.
The gathering which is the first of such would see leaders around the world discussing the world drug problem.
This meeting takes place as heroin and new psychoactive substances are ravaging communities across the United States.
Relying on decades of scientific research and lessons learned in our country’s own struggle with drugs, the United States proposes a pragmatic approach that better balances public health and law enforcement.
In New York this week, the United States will seek international consensus on an approach that upholds the three UN drug conventions—which continue to provide a solid foundation for international cooperation on drugs—and that fully integrates public health priorities, recognizing drug abuse as a chronic disease.
President Obama said that successfully addressing the drug problem is a national priority critical to promoting the safety, health, and prosperity of the American people.
The meeting hopes to take important step towards meeting the challenge posed by drugs around the world.
Nana Oye Lithur was accompanied on the trip with Minister of Health, Alex Segbefia.