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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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Protecting Youth from Drug Policy

Organized by Students for Sensible Drug Policy and Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy, in cooperation with Students for Sensible Drug Policy UK. Zara A. Snapp, Member of Secretariat, Global Commission on Drug Policy Mexico is in a crisis.  A humanitarian crisis. Here at the CND, our Exterior Relations officials are quite good and they …

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Identifying the Key Issues for the UNGASS 2016 Debate

Organized by the Global Commission on Drug Policy and the Governments of Switzerland, Guatemala and the Netherlands. P. van Wulfften Palthe – First priority is a public health approach to drugs. Access to medication is a second priority. Third priority is rethinking criminalization of drug sue. Ruth Dreifuss – We need to analyze what fifty …

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Day 3 Side Event: Future of the Drug Control Conventions

Today, Ruth Dreifuss (Commissioner, Global Commission on Drug Policy), Roberto Calzadilla (Ambassador, Bolivia) and Dave Bewley-Taylor (Senior Lecturer, Swansea University) addressed an audience of member state and NGO representatives, speaking about the need to reform existing global and national drug policy systems so that they are capable of responding to modern-day challenges. Ruth called for …

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IDPC Side Event – The Global Commission on Drug Policy: Recommendations on the global drug control framework

During this lunchtime side event organised by IDPC, Ruth Dreifuss, former President of Switzerland, and Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director, Global Fund on AIDS, TB and Malaria, spoke out about drug policy reform. The objective of the event was to present the recommendation of the report from the Global Commission on Drug Policy, ‘War on Drugs’. …

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