Global Commission on Drug Policy

Side Event: Legal and Institutional Framework on Drug Control and Related Organized Crime in West Africa

Organized by the Government of Nigeria, the Global Commission on Drug Policy and the Economic Community of West African States. Barbara Goedde (Global Commission on Drug Policy): Welcome on behalf of the co-sponsors, including the Global Commission on Drug Policy. Today we will hear from the Ambassador in Nigeria, and Nigeria have been playing a formal …

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Side event – The world drug perception problem

Organized by the Governments of Portugal, Switzerland and Uruguay, and the Global Commission on Drug Policy. Pavel Bém,Commissioner, Global Commission on Drug Policy: The Global Commission on Drug Policy aims to bring to the international level science-based discussions. Humane ways and interventions to reduce the harmful consequences of the use of drugs, and of enforced drug policies …

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Side event: Drug Policy Reform in West Africa

Francis Kofi Torkornoo, Narcotics Control Board, Ghana. Our mandate is both for drug supply reduction and demand reduction. Within these two mandates, most of the resources have been spent in the supply reduction work, with demand reduction getting between 15 and 20% of the resources. Ghana is committed to the UNGASS Outcome Document from 2016, as …

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Side event: The global drug control system and the Sustainable Development Goals agenda

Organised by the Governments of Switzerland, Mexico, the Czech Republic, Guatemala and Uruguay, the United Nations Development Programme and the Global Commission on Drug Policy Louise Arbour, former commissioner for Human rights, Commissioner for the Global Commission on Drug Policy, chair of the event, opens the Side Event by reminding that the Substainable Developement Goals …

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