Liaison Officer Geneva, UNODC Drug Control System; Drug Use Disorders; Drug treatment systems; Corruption; Stigma; Vulnerable groups
About this speaker
Elizabeth Saenz Miranda - Bio Note
Doctor Elizabeth Sáenz is a medical doctor specialized in pediatrics with further master’s Degrees in Public Health in Developing Countries and Mother and Child Health.
She has worked as a practitioner both in the public and private sector, developing a profound sensibility for the social dimensions of health care and health services provision.
Through her career Dr Saenz has worked in several UN organizations such as PAHO, UNFPA and more recently UNODC where for the past 14 years she has been responsible for the coordination of global programmes on treatment of drug use disorders. These experiences have allowed her to gain relevant understanding of the goals of the organization and agencies specific mandates, as well as the interactions amongst them.
In early 2020 she was assigned as UNODC Liaison Officer in Geneva. In this new role, she is responsible of promoting UNODC’s and WHO’s efforts in working on a comprehensive, holistic and integrated approach to drug demand reduction, and promote and enhance interagency cooperation relating to the UNODC-WHO Programme on drug dependence treatment and care.