Items tagged with 2016 UNGASS

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A top UN official is not happy about US states legalizing weed [13.11.2014] The UN's top narcotics official said on Wednesday that recent votes by US states to legalize marijuana have put America in deeper violation of the in...
Nick Clegg and Juan Manuel Santos to lead global initiative on drugs reform [08.11.2014] Nick Clegg wants the UK to take a lead role in forging an alliance between European and Latin American countries aiming to reform global drugs laws f...
Improving global drug policy: Comparative perspectives on counternarcotics regimes and UNGASS 2016 [15.10.2014] The approaching 2016 UNGASS and the meetings that will follow provide an important opportunity to reexamine the existing regime and improve global dr...
State Department official calls for 'flexibility' on drug control treaties [13.10.2014] Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield called for "flexible" interpretations of international drug control treaties at the United Nations in...
US signals shift in international drug policy [12.10.2014] In a press conference at the United Nations in New York on October 9, US official William Brownfield laid the groundwork for a new US approach to int...
Cross-regional statement on Drugs and Human Rights General Debate [25.09.2014] This is the first member states' crossregional statement on drugs and human rights in the human rights council. Download the Statement .
Analysis: Rethinking global drug policy [15.09.2014] What would the world look like if governments - instead of crime syndicates - controlled drug markets and drug use was decriminalized? A new report b...
Taking Control: Pathways to Drug Policies that Work [09.09.2014] The upcoming United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS) in 2016 is an unprecedented opportunity to review and re-direct nation...
Preparing for the 2016 UNGASS on drugs [30.07.2014] The United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs in 2016 is intended to provide states with the opportunity to openly debate the...
Reforming the global drug-control system: The stakes for Washington [27.06.2014] The extent to which the ongoing drug-control reforms across the Americas are pushing the boundaries of the global legal framework laid down in three ...
INCB speaks out against death penalty [05.03.2014] UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) unprecedented condemnation of the use of death penalty for drug-related offences is welcome if long...
UN High-Level Segment on Drugs, March 2014 [28.02.2014] On March 13-14, 2014, UN member states will gather in Vienna, Austria, for a High Level Segment of the annual UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND). ...
UNODC’s shifting position on drug policy: Progress and challenges [31.01.2014] In March 2014, country delegations will gather at the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) to review progress and challenges in internat...
Why is Raymond Pryce so high on ganja? [27.01.2014] Raymond Pryce, the North East St Elizabeth member of parliament, is not only a lobbyist for decriminalisation /legalisation of ganja. He plans to opt...
UNODC Executive Director releases "contributions" ahead of CND High-Level Segment on drugs [19.01.2014] Ahead of the High-Level Segment on the world drug problem to take place on 13th and 14th January 2014, the UNODC Executive Director, Yuri Fedotov, ha...
INCB vs Uruguay: the art of diplomacy [17.12.2013] International tensions over Uruguay’s decision to regulate the cannabis market reached new levels when Raymond Yans, president of the International N...
More U.N. states quietly say no to drug war [06.12.2013] An internal United Nations draft document leaked last weekend has offered outsiders a rare look at longstanding disagreements between member states o...
Leaked paper reveals UN split over war on drugs [30.11.2013] Major divisions over the global "war on drugs" have been revealed in a leaked draft of a UN document setting out the organisation's long-term strateg...
"That which we call a rose" [17.11.2013] At the most recent Inter-Sessional Meeting of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna, a handful of Member States took the floor to spar ...
Kofi Annan: Stop 'war on drugs' [05.11.2013] Each year, hundreds of thousands of people around the world die from preventable drug-related disease and violence. Millions of users are arrested an...
CND informal consensus rule tested in decriminalization standoff [04.11.2013] Country delegations to the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) don’t usually vote on things… The protocol is that member states reach consensus on ...
Latin America builds momentum against US-backed drug war [09.10.2013] One after another, Latin American leaders rose to the podium at the last UN General Assembly to take a stand against the United States' signature sec...
Latin American leaders bring drug policy debate to the United Nations [29.09.2013] At the annual UN General Assembly meeting held in New York, presidents from around the world have the chance to state their views on the key internat...
The drug policy reform agenda in the Americas (Version 2) [15.08.2013] At the root of the drug policy debate in Latin America is growing recognition that present policies have failed to achieve the desired objectives, th...
Launching the debate [30.06.2013] In April 2012, most of the hemisphere’s presidents gathered at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia and held a closed-door meeting where...

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