Global Commission slams UNGASS 2016 outcome that strains the credibility of international law

By ignoring the available science and examples of best practice on drug policy and harm reduction, the UN will become increasingly irrelevant
The Influence (US)
Thursday, April 21, 2016

At a packed press conference in Manhattan, a formidable panel – including former presidents of Mexico, Colombia and Switzerland, a former chairman of the US Federal Reserve, a former UK deputy prime minister and entrepreneur Richard Branson – declared itself "profoundly disappointed" by the failure of the UNGASS 2016 outcome document to produce substantive change. The nine panelists represented half of the membership of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, a body which unites international leaders to advocate for wide-ranging drug policy reform. (See also: Decriminalize all drugs, business and world leaders tell UN)