Ten Years

Monday, July 7, 2008

ten-years-flatToday over 300 NGOs from around the world, including TNI, are meeting in Vienna for 'Beyond 2008 - A Global Forum on the 1998-2008 Review of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Illicit Drugs'. The purpose of the Forum is to develop recommendations to the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as part of the ongoing UN review process on drug policy that will conclude in 2009. For the occasion, TNI published an overview of its work over the past decade.

TNI has been involved in international drugs policy work since the 1998 UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS). This new report summarises the lessons of 10 years of work in this field, emphasising drug controls that respect human rights: the rights of farmers caught in the illicit economy to a life in dignity; decriminalisation of drug use; and the promotion of harm reduction approaches where they are proven to save lives.

Download Ten Years - TNI Drugs & Democracy Programme 1998-2008 (PDF)

For a summary of the first day of Beyond 2008, see the HR2 | Harm Reduction and Human Rights blog.