Nick Clegg and Juan Manuel Santos to lead global initiative on drugs reform

Deputy prime minister and Colombian president to seek allies in advance of UN special session on drugs policy in 2016
The Observer (UK)
Sunday, November 9, 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 focused on prohibition. The deputy prime minister believes that the UN special session on drugs in 2016 offers a “unique opportunity” to push for alternatives to the current system. “We need to seize it,” Clegg said. “The war on drugs has failed and there are now a large number of states who agree on the need for change.”