The Global Commission on Drug Policy Mourns the Passing of Thorvald Stoltenberg

(Geneva, 13 March 2018) It is with deep sadness that the members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy learned of the death of their esteemed colleague Thorvald Stoltenberg, on 13 July 2018. A human rights and social justice champion, Mr. Stoltenberg spent a lifetime serving the Norwegian people and

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Commissioners Dreifuss and Ramos-Horta: “Anti-drug drive” threatens development

Read original article on TheDailyStar.net One of the most densely populated countries in the world, Bangladesh faces formidable challenges to eradicate poverty and provide sustainable development to its communities. Yet the country has been successful in the past decade in rising to these challenges. According to the World Bank, the

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Israel led the world in cannabis research—but what could it learn from others about decriminalization?

Opinion piece by Chair Dreifuss and Commissioner Stoltenberg, published in Ha’aretz on Sunday 5 March 2017. Link to article in Hebrew. English version below. Israel led the world in cannabis research—but what could it learn from others about decriminalization? Israel is widely recognized as a global hub for medical cannabis

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Towards a new health diplomacy in eastern Ukraine

Commissioner Kazatchkine writes in The Lancet on the  situation around access to HIV and TB drugs in Eastern Ukraine. Download article

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We Must End the War on Drugs by Richard Branson

Published in Der Zeit on July 6, 2016 Sir Richard Branson, the entrepreneur and advocate for social causes, is a member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy. The panel wants to bring about informed, science-based discussions about humane and effective ways to reduce the harm caused by drugs to

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