Global Commission on Drug Policy

Panel Discussion on the World Drug Problem – 30th Regular Session – Human Rights Council

A summary of the panel, produced by the United Nations Information Service in Geneva, can be accessed here. A full recording is available at UN Web TV. Opening Statement Flavia Pansieri, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights (Statement) Panel Moderator and the Panellists Ruth Dreifuss, former President of the Swiss Confederation and member of the Global Commission on Drug …

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Side Event (HRC Panel): The right to health: addressing the drug control barriers hindering access to controlled medicines

Ruth Dreifuss (GCDP): HRC can organise adequate response to this problem. Policies building on repression have unintended consequences.  Time has come to recognise that the problem cannot be solved without shift in priorities.  Real aims are not to be reached without deep policy changes.  In this report, the Commission is advocating for scientific evidence. Human …

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High-level Thematic Debate in support of the process towards the 2016 Special Session of the General Assembly on the World Drug Problem

All official statements are now available here. Opening session H.E. Mr. Sam Kutesa, President of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly The world drug problem affects us all. Drug trafficking affects national institutions. Worldwide markets are worth 332 billion dollars. Men, women and children are trapped in poverty, languish in prison. We …

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