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Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and current Chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, will open the Harm Reduction International Conference 2023!


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Register today to attend the first global convening of the harm reduction community post-covid. We can't wait to see you in Melbourne!

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Acknowledgement of Country

We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we will meet, and pay respects to the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation. We pay respects to the Elders of the community and extend our recognition to their descendants.

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WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this website may contain images or names of deceased people.

Film Festival Submissions Open

The Rights Reporter Foundation and Harm Reduction International, with the support of Elton John AIDS Foundation, welcomes entries to the Film Festival at the Harm Reduction International Conference 2023!

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We're delighted to be able to share the HR23 core programme with you.

Announcements still to come: Opening and Closing Ceremony Speakers, full plenary session line-ups, Australian stream and our virtual programme. Stay tuned!

Please note that the programme is subject to change.

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HR23 presents an opportunity too good to miss for organisations and individuals looking to maintain or enhance their profile with a diverse conference audience. Around 1,000 delegates from over 80 countries will be in attendance, including frontline service providers, policy and decision-makers, UN officials, researchers, activists and people who use drugs, among others.

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