Commissioners | Global Commission on Drug Policy


Aleksander Kwasniewski

Former President of Poland

Asma Jahangir

Human rights activist, former UN Special Rapporteur on Arbitrary, Extrajudicial and Summary Executions, Pakistan

Anand Grover

HIV and human rights activist, former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, India

Carlos Fuentes

Writer and public intellectual, Mexico – in memoriam

César Gaviria

Former President of Colômbia

Ernesto Zedillo

Former President of Mexico

Fernando Henrique Cardoso

Former President of Brazil (chair)

George Papandreou

Former Prime Minister of Greece

George Shultz

Former Secretary of State, United States (honorary chair)

Javier Solana

Former European Union High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, Spain

John Whitehead

Banker and civil servant, chair of the World Trade Center Memorial, United States – in memoriam

Jorge Sampaio

Former President of Portugal

Kofi Annan

Former Secretary General of the United Nations, Ghana

Louise Arbour

Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, president of the International Crisis Group, Canada

Maria Cattaui

Former Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Commerce, Switzerland

Mario Vargas Llosa

Writer and public intellectual, Peru

Michel Kazatchkine

Professor of medicine, former Executive director of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

Nick Clegg

Former Deputy Prime Minister of the UK

Olusegun Obasanjo

Former president of Nigeria, chairs the West Africa Commission on Drugs

Paul Volcker

Former Chairman of the US Federal Reserve and of the Economic Recovery Board, US

Pavel Bém

Former Mayor of Prague, member of the Parliament, Czech Republic

Ricardo Lagos

Former president of Chile

Richard Branson

Entrepreneur, advocate for social causes, founder of the Virgin Group, cofounder of The Elders, United Kingdom

Ruth Dreifuss

Former President of Switzerland and Minister of Home Affairs

Thorvald Stoltenberg

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Norway