Items tagged with coca

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Lifting the ban on coca chewing [18.03.2011] January 31 marked the close of the 18-month period during which countries could submit objections to Bolivia’s proposal to remove from the 1961 Singl ...
INCB Report: mixed thoughts [02.03.2011] Today the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) released its annual report. I’ve been following the Board for many, many years now, have often ...
Objections and support for Bolivia's coca amendment [01.03.2011] After the closure of the January 31, 2011, deadline to file objections to the Bolivian amendment to remove the ban on coca leaf chewing in the 1961 U ...
Seventeen objections to abolishing the ban on coca chewing [07.02.2011] The final count after closure of the January 31 deadline to file objections to the Bolivian amendment to remove the ban on coca leaf chewing in the 1 ...
D-Day for Bolivia’s coca chewing amendment [31.01.2011] Today is the deadline for countries to submit objections to Bolivia’s proposed amendment to remove the ban on coca leaf chewing in the 1961 UN Single ...
Bolivia fights objections to coca-leaf chewing [28.01.2011] Bolivia will ask the United Nations to organize a conference on coca leaf-chewing if the U.S., Britain and Sweden don't withdraw their objections to ...
Press Conference by Bolivia on Amendment to Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs [28.01.2011] Bolivia would continue its campaign to remove from a United Nations convention a ban on coca leaf chewing and take its case to the Economic and Socia ...
The U.S. Can Still Correct its Position on Bolivia's UN Coca Chewing Amendment [28.01.2011] The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), the Andean Information Network (AIN), and more than 200 other concerned organizations and individuals ...
Coca-chewing Bolivians press for end to UN ban [26.01.2011] Bolivians chewed coca leaves in demonstrations around the country Wednesday to push for a change in a 1961 UN convention to remove a ban on a practic ...
Bolivia launches coca leaf diplomatic offensive [21.01.2011] Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca is on a European tour in a bid to drum up support for taking coca off a UN treaty on banned drugs. Spanish foreig ...
Let them chew coca [20.01.2011] The constraint on fresh thinking was on shameful display this week. A UN convention, reaffirmed in 2009, imposes a blanket prohibition on drugs. This ...
The coca leaf: Storm in an Andean teacup [20.01.2011] The United States’ State Department’s website recommends coca tea for altitude sickness, and its La Paz embassy has been known to serve it to visitor ...
Bolivia energises campaign to legalise coca leaf [19.01.2011] Bolivia and the US set for more battles over the coca leaf as Evo Morales attempts to overturn legality of the indigenous plant. US diplomats are due ...
US objects to Bolivia bid for licit coca-chewing [18.01.2011] The United States will file a formal objection Wednesday to Bolivia's proposal to end the ban on coca leaf-chewing specified by a half-century-old U. ...
Spain will not object to the Bolivian proposal to remove coca chewing from UN convention on drugs [18.01.2011] Spain will not put forward any objection to the Bolivian proposal to remove the obligation to abolish coca chewing from the 1961 UN Single Convention ...
The U.S. Moves to Block Bolivia’s Request to Eliminate U.N. Ban on Coca Leaf Chewing [18.01.2011] The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and the Transnational Institute (TNI) have learned that the United States is moving to oppose, as soon ...
Diplomatic games to oppose lifting unjust ban on coca chewing [16.01.2011] According to the government of Bolivia, the only three countries that did file a formal objection to the amendment of Bolivia to abolish the ban on c ...
U.S. Renews Anachronistic Campaign to Stamp Out Coca Leaf Chewing [14.01.2011] Just one month after President Obama announced that the U.S. would finally sign the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, U.S. official ...
Correcting a historical error [13.01.2011] In 2009, the Bolivian government requested that the United Nations amend the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. The proposed amendment woul ...
Opposing the Coca Chewing Amendment? [13.01.2011] In March 2009, Bolivia's President Evo Morales chewed a coca leaf at the UN High Level session on drugs in Vienna. He announced he would seek the abo ...
Aide-Memoire on the Bolivian Proposal To Amend Article 49 of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs [13.01.2011] In 2009, the President of Bolivia, Evo Morales Ayma, sent a letter to the General Secretary of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, in which the Governme ...
Coca chewing out of the UN convention? [01.03.2010] This briefing offers some background on the issue to amend the UN Single Convention towards a more coherent and realistic stance on the ancient tradi ...
US waves white flag in disastrous 'war on drugs' [16.01.2010] After 40 years of defeat and failure, America's "war on drugs" is being buried in the same fashion as it was born – amid bloodshed, confusion, corrup ...
Coca chewing out of the UN convention? [21.08.2009] On July 30th the Bolivian proposal to amend the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs by deleting the obligation to abolish the chewingof coca lea ...
Stepping away from the darkness [19.08.2009] The Drug War has failed. After more than 20 years of tirelessly pushing for the same policy, the efforts have not been able to bring the expanding il ...
Drug policy reform in practice [14.08.2009] The academic journal Nueva Sociedad recently released an issue to promote the debate in Latin America on drug policy reform. TNI contributed with the ...
Amendment against anti-coca chewing provisions [21.07.2009] In March 2009, Evo Morales sent his formal request to the Secretary General Bang Ki Moon to delete articles 49(c) and 49(e) of the 1961 UN Single Con ...
Coca leaf should be allowed in the UK [05.07.2009] On 12 June 2009, TNI submited a memorandum to the 'House of Commons Select Committee on the cocaine trade' to allow the coca leaf in its natural form ...
Towards a world market for coca leaf? [26.06.2009] When we think of people like Pope Paul VI, the Queen of Spain or Britain’s Princess Anne, most of us do not think of them as criminals. But that is w ...
Submission to the House of Commons Select Committee on the cocaine trade [12.06.2009] The attached summary report addresses the myths that surround the coca leaf and is presented to the Committee members in order to allow them to make ...
Coca Myths [01.06.2009] The coca leaf has been used and misused for many ends, each of them suiting different interests and agendas. Even its very name has been appropriated ...
Coca Myths Summary [01.06.2009] The coca leaf has been used and misused for many ends, each of them suiting different interests and agendas. Even its very name has been appropriated ...
Myth 1: Coca and nutrition [01.06.2009] The use of coca is symptomatic of hunger and malnutrition / Coca is a solution to the world’s hunger problem While for some people, “the use of coca ...
Myth 2: Coca and alkaloids [01.06.2009] Cocaine can easily be extracted from coca leaves / Coca leaves contain no cocaine To some people, “cocaine can easily be extracted from coca leaves”, ...
Myth 3: Coca and addiction [01.06.2009] The use of coca produces a form of drug dependence / The use of coca will cure dependence on cocaine and crack To some people, “the use of coca produ ...
Myth 4: Coca and the Environment [01.06.2009] Coca cultivation is devastating the rainforest / Coca is an ideal crop for poor soils in the tropics and will be cultivated everywhere once declared ...
Myth 5: Coca and society [01.06.2009] Coca farmers should be identified as drug traffickers / Coca farmers only grow coca to satisfy traditional indigenous uses It is in the social realm ...
INCB elections [20.05.2009] On Monday the 18th, at the UN-ECOSOC session in New York, elections took place for six members of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB). Th ...
Proposal of amendments by Bolivia to the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs [15.05.2009] The Secretary-General has received a note verbale dated 12 March 2009 from the Permanent Mission of Bolivia to the United Nations, attached to which ...
Vienna Consensus on Drug Policy Cracks [07.04.2009] A clear divide in drug control approaches became apparent at the end of the High Level Segment of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) on March 11- ...
Law on Coca Flour [24.03.2009] In Peru, the commercialization of coca leaf powder or coca flour has seen a huge increase in popularity in the market for healthy food, with a fairly ...
Round Table on Alternative Development [15.03.2009] The last of the four ‘round tables’ of the high-level segment of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs was devoted to the broad issue of Countering illici ...
"Let Me Chew My Coca Leaves" [15.03.2009] The first day at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs was marked by the announcement of President Evo Morales of Bolivia that he would start the process ...
Global Illicit Drug Markets 1998-2007 [15.03.2009] This report commissioned by the European Commission, found no evidence that the global drug problem has been reduced during the period from 1998 to 2 ...
Let Me Chew My Coca Leaves [14.03.2009] In 1961, the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs placed the coca leaf in the same category with cocaine — thus promoting the false not ...
Letter to the UN Secretary General [12.03.2009] On March 12, 2009, the President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, sent a letter sent a letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, re ...
Bolivia calls on Obama to back coca campaign [11.03.2009] President Barack Obama should recognize traditional uses of the coca leaf because not all production becomes cocaine, Bolivian President Evo Morales ...
Speech Morales at the CND [11.03.2009] The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) filmed the speech of the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, at the high level UN meeting in Vienna on Marc ...
Rewriting history [01.06.2008] The world today is not any closer to achieving the ten-year targets set by the 1998 UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs. These goal ...
The Coca Debate [25.05.2008] In March 2008, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) provoked outrage in Bolivia by calling for the elimination of traditional uses of coc ...

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