Items tagged with UN drug control

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Decriminalise drugs to meet users' right to good health, says UN official [09.12.2015] All drug use should be decriminalised and possession made free from the threat of lengthy prison terms, the UN’s special rapporteur on the right to h ...
As UNGASS approaches, yet another devastating UN critique of the drug war is published [08.12.2015] A significant positive outcome has already emerged from next year’s UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs in the form of much more di ...
Govt urged to secure share of international ganja market [15.11.2015] President of the Westmoreland Hemp and Ganja Farmers Association Ras Iyah is urging the Government of Jamaica to "align" with other countries to secu ...
UNGASS 2016: Background memo on the proposal to establish an expert advisory group [14.11.2015] Significant changes in the global drug policy landscape are shaping up in the UNGASS 2016 preparations, in the direction of more humane and proportio ...
US endorses Mexico’s marijuana legalization ruling [08.11.2015] The United States has backed a decision made by Mexico’s Supreme Court that paves the way for the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes ...
New UN think-tank report: What comes after the War on Drugs? [02.11.2015] The UN's own thinktank, the United Nations University (UNU), published a report entitled What Comes After the War on Drugs? that argues that UNGASS 2 ...
UN agency urged to publish leaked paper backing drug legalisation [21.10.2015] Delegates at the 2015 Harm Reduction Conference in Malaysia called on the United Nations drugs agency to officially release a leaked paper detailing ...
The truth behind the UNODC's leaked decriminalisation paper [20.10.2015] The UN Office on Drugs and Crime has responded to the 'leak' of its paper calling for the decriminalisation of drug possession for personal use. The ...
UN attempt to decriminalise drugs foiled [19.10.2015] A paper from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has been withdrawn after pressure from at least one country. The document, which was leaked, re ...
UN poised to call for decriminalisation of drugs, says Richard Branson [19.10.2015] The United Nations is on the verge of issuing a call for all governments to decriminalise the possession and use of all drugs, according to businessm ...
IDPC response to the 2014 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board [07.10.2015] The advent of regulated cannabis markets in Uruguay and some US states over the past few years has constituted a profound shock to the international ...
Oregon marijuana legalization challenges US drug policy [02.10.2015] Oregon joined Colorado and Washington in implementing a commercial cannabis market. Alaska, which also legalized marijuana through a ballot initiativ ...
Nick Clegg launches campaign to persuade EU leaders to back reform of drug laws [01.10.2015] Nick Clegg is launching a campaign to persuade EU leaders to back global reform of drugs laws, warning that the current punitive approach has failed ...
World drug problem violates human rights in five key areas, says UN official [27.09.2015] The global drug problem violates human rights in five key areas – the right to health, the rights relating to criminal justice and discrimination, th ...
IDPC recommendations for the "ZERO DRAFT" of the UNGASS outcome document [22.07.2015] Preparations are gathering pace for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs, to be held on the 19th to 21st April 2016 ...
International Law and Drug Policy Reform [03.07.2015] Drug policy reform is currently higher on the international agenda than it has been in recent memory. With a United Nations General Assembly Special ...
The 2015 Commission on Narcotic Drugs [14.06.2015] The international drug control regime is facing the most profound challenge of its existence. Member states have for some time been experimenting wit ...
Minister Golding addresses UN Debate on international drug policy [07.05.2015] Senator Mark Golding, minister of justice, participated in a plenary session with several UN member states at the United Nations in a High Level Them ...
The new drug warriors [01.05.2015] The war on drugs is edging towards a truce. Half of Americans want to lift the ban on cannabis. America’s change of heart has led many to wonder if t ...
The wars don’t work [01.05.2015] In the West few politicians have been ready to admit the drug war’s failure—even as they quietly moderate their policy. They need to be honest with t ...
Improving global drug policy: Comparative perspectives and UNGASS 2016 [28.04.2015] As the world prepares for the 2016 Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS 2016), an increasing numb ...
UNGASS 2016: Prospects for Treaty Reform and UN System-Wide Coherence on Drug Policy [28.04.2015] This paper explores key lessons from the 1990 Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Drug Abuse (UNGASS 1990) and the 1998 Special ...
2016: The UN's year to take on drugs [26.04.2015] Global disagreement over drug policies provides an important opportunity to reconsider the effectiveness of existing counternarcotics policies, addre ...
The Road to UNGASS 2016 [14.04.2015] On 19th to 21st April 2016, there will be a United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) held in New York, dedicated to the issue of drug ...
Video report of the UN drug debate [08.04.2015] This March, our video advocacy team attended the 58th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, the largest drug policy gathering in the world, to ...
Dr. Lochan Naidoo - A frank conversation about drugs [29.03.2015] The President of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Dr Lochan Naidoo, became a member of International Doctors for Healthier Drug Poli ...
Jamaica to lead charge to change int'l treaties on marijuana [17.03.2015] Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Anthony Hylton, says Jamaica intends to lead a charge in the United Nations to effect changes to the i ...
Another UN agency savages the drug war [16.03.2015] The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN agency charged with developing strategies to reduce global poverty, has strongly criticised c ...
CND 2015 Side Event: E-Book of Authorities [11.03.2015] The “E-Book of Authorities” is a civil society-led project to catalogue agreed UN statements and language on a selection of key topics. It aims to sh ...
Drug policy innovations in the Americas [11.03.2015] In recent years, the Americas have been at the forefront of calls for a meaningful review of traditional approaches to drug control based on tough la ...
The war on ketamine [08.03.2015] In a dispute that pits the war on drugs against global health needs — and one UN agency against another — a pair of Canadian researchers is spearhead ...
The ketamine controversy, continued [06.03.2015] The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna will decide next week between two opposite proposals by China and the WHO about international contro ...
UN special envoy: ‘The current international control system for drugs has failed’ [03.03.2015] Marijuana will become an unavoidable policy issue for health watchdogs in coming years. Growing scientific evidence about the medical benefits and a ...
UN drugs body warns US states and Uruguay over cannabis legalisation [03.03.2015] The United Nations has renewed its warnings to Uruguay and the US states of Colorado and Washington that their cannabis legalisation policies fail to ...
On the death penalty for drugs [02.03.2015] The Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), released today, calls upon States that ‘continue to impose the death penalty f ...
Why ‘Special K’ is good medicine [02.03.2015] In the global world of illicit drug policies, the granddaddy of them all is the United States. But as the U.S. starts to, perhaps, question the effec ...
Ketamine control plan condemned as potential disaster for world's rural poor [27.02.2015] A proposal that is about to come before the UN to restrict global access to ketamine, a drug abused in rich countries, would deprive millions of wome ...
Despite U.N. treaties, war against drugs a losing battle [25.02.2015] As the call for the decriminalisation of drugs steadily picks up steam worldwide, a new study by the London-based charity Health Poverty Action concl ...
Indonesia's executions: Drugs diplomacy in a diplomatic crisis? [25.02.2015] All diplomatic efforts earlier this month to save Brazilian and Dutch citizens from execution in Indonesia failed. Both were executed by firing squad ...
The UK needs common sense about ketamine [17.02.2015] Ketamine is a unique anaesthetic and analgesic that has unfortunately become a popular recreational drug. In an attempt to reduce recreational use, a ...
The United Nations General Assembly Special Session on drugs in 2016 [16.02.2015] In April 2016, representatives of the world’s nations will gather to evaluate drug policy in a United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGAS ...
CND decision to schedule ketamine would undermine WHO treaty mandate [16.02.2015] The 58th Session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in March 2015 has been asked to consider a Chinese proposal to place ketamine – an esse ...
Fact Sheet on the Proposal to Discuss International Scheduling of Ketamine at the 58th CND [14.02.2015] Ketamine is an essential medicine used for anaesthesia. It is the only available anaesthetic for essential surgery in most rural areas of developing ...
The road to the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs in 2016 [27.01.2015] UN forums in recent years have witnessed more and more governments expressing their frustrations with the failing global war on drugs. This failure g ...
The International Drug Control Regime and Access to Controlled Medicines [25.12.2014] The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that some 5.5 billion people around the globe inhabit countries with low to non-existent access to cont ...
The 'Fifth Stage' of Drug Control [30.11.2014] Writing in 1996, Norbert Gilmore noted that ‘little has been written about drug use and human rights. Human rights are rarely mentioned expressly in ...
Into the breach: Drugs, control, and violating bad laws in good ways [27.11.2014] An October statement on drug control from the US State Department has prompted much comment and speculation at home and abroad. Delivered by Ambassad ...
Fatal attraction: Brownfield's flexibility doctrine and global drug policy reform [18.11.2014] State-level cannabis reforms, which gathered steam this month, have exposed the inability of the United States to abide by the terms of the legal bed ...
The UN really wishes that voters in Alaska and Oregon hadn’t legalized weed [13.11.2014] The director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov, said that state-level marijuana legalization initiatives in the U.S. are ...
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 ...

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