Items tagged with UN drug control

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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 ...
Pushing treaty limits? [19.10.2014] Suppose the United States government helps to negotiate, and subsequently champions, certain framework treaties – ones justly viewed as imposing sign ...
How marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington is making the world a better place [16.10.2014] No pressure, Colorado and Washington, but the world is scrutinizing your every move. That was the take-home message of an event today at the Brooking ...
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 ...
Marijuana legalization is an opportunity to modernize international drug treaties [14.10.2014] Two U.S. states have legalized recreational marijuana, and more may follow; the Obama administration has conditionally accepted these experiments. Su ...
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 ...
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 ...
The Guardian view on overdue overhauling of US and global drug laws [27.07.2014] The war on drugs has been a losing fight for 40 years. The response to unending failure has always been to demand more law enforcement and more priso ...
La légalisation du cannabis est inévitable selon un expert en politique des drogues [24.07.2014] La légalisation du cannabis fait peu à peu son chemin dans le monde, suscitant un débat politique qui dure depuis l'an dernier au Maroc. Après que l’ ...
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 ...
Scheduling in the international drug control system [13.06.2014] While often viewed as an obscure technical issue, the problem of scheduling lies at the core of the functioning of the international drug control sys ...
Global drug policy is still deadly and ineffective [02.06.2014] If you actually read the treaties, while they do set firm limitations on the legal, "non-medical" or "non-scientific" sale of schedule drugs — limits ...
Internationaal recht en cannabis [14.05.2014] Voor het rondetafelgesprek over het rapport: ‘Internationaal recht en cannabis’ op 15 mei 2014 voor de Vaste Commissie voor Veiligheid en Justitie in ...
Ending the Drug Wars [06.05.2014] The Expert Group on the Economics of Drug Policy was convened to produce the most thorough independent economic analysis of the current international ...
Uruguay not a ‘pirate’ [17.04.2014] The Uruguayan government has made a controversial move to regulate the production and sale of cannabis, believing that this will help in the fight ag ...
New report: UN stuck in denial over cannabis regulation [10.03.2014] The current trend towards legal regulation of the cannabis market has become irreversible and requires an urgent dialogue by UN member states on the ...
The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition [10.03.2014] The cannabis plant has been used for spiritual, medicinal and recreational purposes since the early days of civilization. In this report the Transnat ...
Time for UN to open up dialogue on drug policy reform and end counter-productive blame-game [03.03.2014] As the UN International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) launches its annual report on Tuesday, 4 March, amidst an unprecedented crisis in the internat ...
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 ...
Marijuana on the move [26.01.2014] Some 20 years ago, a Spanish official in favor of lifting the ban on drugs such as marijuana mentioned at a UN meeting that there "might be a more hu ...
Are the three drug conventions still the cornerstone of the world drug control system? [20.01.2014] UN member states are currently in the process of hammering out a ‘Joint Ministerial Statement’ for the upcoming High Level Review of the world drug r ...
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 ...
'Stop lying': Uruguay president chides UN official over marijuana law [14.12.2013] Uruguay’s president has accused the head of the UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Raymond Yans, of lying and double standards, after ...
Uruguay's Prez rips into UN official over marijuana law: 'Stop lying' [12.12.2013] Uruguay's President Mujica shot back at the president of the International Narcotics Control Board, a U.N. agency, for saying that his administration ...
Heroic Uruguay deserves a Nobel peace prize for legalising cannabis [11.12.2013] The response of the UN's International Narcotics Control Board to Uruguay's new drug regime has been to incant futile bromides. According to its chie ...
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 ...
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 ...
The US incapacity to enforce federal drug laws - and the global consequences [31.10.2013] The US drug policy is changing, pitting states against federal law. This essay explores this inner friction of contradictory drug legislation, and wh ...
Drug Policies and Women's Rights on UN Agenda [16.10.2013] At the 56th Session of the UN Committee on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) this week in Geneva, the UN gender expert ...
CND Intersessional Meeting [15.10.2013] The United Nations (UN) member states are currently working on a ‘Joint Ministerial Statement’ to review progress and challenges in international dru ...
Coca leaf: A Political Dilemma [07.10.2013] For fifty years the World’s attitude to and treatment of the coca leaf and coca farmers has been controlled by the UN Drugs Conventions beginning wit ...
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 ...
CND Intersessional Meeting [25.09.2013] The intersessional meeting was intended as the first day of formal negotiations on the draft of the Joint Ministerial Statement (JMS) for the 2014 Hi ...
Colombian president tells U.N. the drug war has not been won [24.09.2013] The "war on drugs" has not been won, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos told the United Nations, exhorting the world body to add teeth to the Spe ...
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 ...
IDPC response to the 2012 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board [31.07.2013] Despite its unprecedented nature within the history of the international drug control regime, and regardless of warnings to the contrary, the Plurina ...
The 2013 Commission on Narcotic Drugs [31.05.2013] Reflections upon this year’s CND are mixed. On the one hand, some states went further than ever before in openly challenging the current regime on th ...
The drug policy reform agenda in the Americas [30.04.2013] Latin America has emerged at the vanguard of efforts to promote debate on drug policy reform. For decades, Latin American governments largely followe ...
Drug policy must return to focus on public health, SPP panelists say [11.04.2013] Global drug policy must move away from stigmatizing and criminalizing users and focus on the public health issues at stake, panelists concluded at th ...
Denmark ends Iranian drug crime support [09.04.2013] The Danish development minister, Christian Friis Bach (Radikale), has decided to cease providing financial support to a United Nations anti-drug prog ...
De wankele 'Weense consensus' over drugsbeleid [31.03.2013] ??Nederland is met zijn drugsbeleid in de achterhoede terecht gekomen, zo stelt Martin Jelsma. Zo zijn Uruguay en de Amerikaanse staten Washington en ...
Drug policy reform is breaking through at the international level [24.03.2013] Change is in the air ... But the pace could be quickened a bit. While the international policymaking body on drugs has long been stuck in neutral, th ...
An ugly truth in the war on drugs [11.03.2013] This week, representatives from many nations will gather at the annual meeting of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna to determ ...
Is the INCB dangerous to your health? [04.03.2013] In what has become a chilling annual exercise, the UN's drug watchdog the International Narcotics Control Board released its annual report today. The ...

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