Items tagged with CND

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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Statement at the 2013 Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) [15.03.2013] Ann Fordham of the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) delivered the NGO Statement to CND Plenary under Item 8: Preparations for the high-lev ...
Cannabis and the 1961 Convention [12.03.2013] Over the past years, there have been some soft and hard defections on cannabis control. It is now time to discuss alternatives that are based on fact ...
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 ...
The 2012 Commission on Narcotic Drugs [29.04.2012] The year 2012 marks the centenary of the international drug control system and the first instance of a state being moved to denounce formally any of ...
100 years of global drug control [28.03.2012] This year the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first international opium convention. What the UN drug czar ...
The Future of the Conventions [13.03.2012] The year 2012 is particularly fitting to discuss the future of the UN drug control conventions as it marks the 100th anniversary of the first fully-f ...
The Russian drug czar vs. methadone: Parcel of lies [15.04.2011] HCLU's video advocacy team filmed the press conference of the Russian government delegation at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs this year - our movie ...
The 2011 Commission on Narcotic Drugs [25.03.2011] The 54th Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) was the first for the new Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Mr. ...
A Russian Drug Czar for the world? [06.07.2010] A top Russian diplomat, Yuri V. Fedotov, has emerged as the front-runner in the race to become the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and C ...
The 2010 Commission on Narcotic Drugs [30.04.2010] The 53rd Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) was a rather uneventful event. After the High Level Segment in 2009, the final agreement on the new Polit ...
The 2009 Commission on Narcotic Drugs [09.04.2009] The 2009 Commission on Narcotic Drugs and its High Level Segment (HLS) marked the end of the 2-year process of the 10-year review of the 1998 United ...
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- ...
Why is the outcome of the United Nations drug policy review so weak and inconclusive? [31.03.2009] Political representatives from over 130 countries gathered at a United Nations high level meeting in Vienna on March 11-12, 2009, to conclude a 2-yea ...
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 ...
Out of ideas and out of touch [09.03.2009] As political leaders from around the world gather in Vienna on 11-12 March to review the last decade of international drug control, and set a framewo ...
Political Declaration already ridiculed [08.03.2009] News about the disappointing content of the Political Declaration to be adopted at the High Level Segment of the 52nd Commission on Narcotic Drugs (C ...
Que la JIFE se ponga a tono con los años que corren [27.02.2009] El debate sobre las drogas ha tomado recientemente un giro muy interesante. La Comisión Latinoamericana sobre Drogas y Democracia –de la cual hacen p ...
Italy breaks ranks [19.02.2009] Marco Perduca and Donatella Poretti, senators of the Radical Party have asked the Italian under-secretary on drug issues, Carlo Giovanardi, if it is ...
UN System-Wide Coherence [16.02.2009] The Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, wrote a letter to the delegates negotiating the Political Declaration for the 52nd session of the UN ...
Global Fund supports Harm Reduction [09.02.2009] The Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Michel Kazatchkine, urged the president of the UN Commission on Na ...
Dutch Remain Firm on Harm Reduction [02.02.2009] “We will be aiming for no less than securing the inclusion of harm reduction in the political declaration by which member states determine internatio ...
Europe and US split over drugs policy at UN [30.01.2009] The fight over the introduction of harm reduction in the Political Declaration of the UNGASS review has now reached the newspapers. A report by Reute ...
Stop US Delegation in Vienna [29.01.2009] The US delegation in Vienna continues to block any inclusion of harm reduction in the new Political Declaration – to be approved in March 2009 at the ...
US Harm Reduction Coalition calls for change [27.01.2009] Nelson Mandela, showing his support for people living with HIV / AIDS Allan Clear of the Harm Reduction Coalition made an urgent appeal on the Obama ...
Harm reduction as part of the solution [23.01.2009] It is still not clear what the drug policy of President Obama will be. He has not appointed his drug czar. Many high-ranking Bush Administration offi ...
Lifting the Ban on Harm Reduction [21.01.2009] The Obama White House announced today that the new President supports lifting the federal ban on needle exchange, which could dramatically reduce rat ...
The Battle for Harm Reduction [21.01.2009] The issue of harm reduction continues to be controversial during the negotiations in Vienna for the Political Declaration that has to be adopted in M ...
UN Human Rights Experts Contribute to UNGASS Review [20.01.2009] December 2008 The United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment – Professor Manfred Nowa ...
International Support for Harm Reduction [20.01.2009] A useful overview of UN endorsement of harm reduction measures; the legality of harm reduction services under the Drug Conventions; the obligation in ...
UNGASS review reaches critical stage [03.11.2008] Transnational Institute, November 2008 The review of the objectives and action plans agreed at the 1998 UNGASS on Drugs has reached a critical stage. ...
The current state of drug policy debate [09.06.2008] Martin Jelsma, from the Transnational Institute, prepared an analysis for the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy, explaining the drug p ...
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 ...
The Life of a Human Rights Resolution [22.04.2008] At the March 2008 Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), Uruguay tabled a resolution 'Ensuring the proper integration of the United Nations human rights ...
The 2008 Commission on Narcotic Drugs [13.04.2008] The 51st Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) was designated as the point at which the international community would debate the progress made in the 10 ...
Missing document found [01.04.2008] Our worries about a possible censorship of Mr. Costa's Conference Room Paper "Making drug control 'fit for purpose': Building on the UNGASS decade" a ...
Cannabis resolutions at the 2008 CND [29.03.2008] At the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in March 2008 in Vienna three resolutions on cannabis were tabled. They were all clearly against 'lenient p ...
Missing document [26.03.2008] As we noted previously, Mr. Costa opening speech included some remarkably positive - and in the context of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs - sometim ...
Commenting Mr. Costa's opening remarks [21.03.2008] The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) made some interesting video news items on the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. In this one leading civils soc ...
Statements at 2008 CND [17.03.2008] Several government and UN officials as well as civil society organisations made interesting statements at the 51st session of the Commission on Narco ...

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