Continued Cooperation With U.N. Agencies Vital To Addressing U.S. Opioid Epidemic
The Hill: The U.S. and the U.N. can be allies in the global opioid fight
Jordie Hannum, executive director of the Better World Campaign
“…U.S. government collaboration with the right partners is key to combat the growing threat of opioids. … [T]ackling [the opioid] problem is not simply a matter of unlocking U.S. resources, it’s about continuing to support and partner with the United Nations, specifically agencies like the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the World Health Organization. … Moving forward, Richard Baum — former acting director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy — recently noted that global cooperation is central to addressing the U.S. opioid epidemic. This means continued close cooperation with U.N. agencies like UNODC and the WHO; organizations on the front lines of the opioid battle and doing everything they can to help the U.S. defeat one of the deadliest enemies in a generation” (3/1).