Interview on Medi1 on the Model Drug Law for West Africa, winning project at the Paris Peace Forum

At the Paris Peace Forum 2019, the Model Drug Law for West Africa by the West Africa Commission on Drugs and the Kofi Annan Foundation was selected as one of ten winning projects. Interview on Medi1 with Christine Kafando, member of the West Africa Commission on Drugs: Link to podcast.

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PRESS RELEASE: Model Drug Law for West Africa selected as one of ten winning projects at the Paris Peace Forum 2019

Télécharger le communiqué en français (Geneva, 13 November 2019) The West Africa Commission on Drugs and the Global Commission on Drug Policy are honored that the Model Drug Law for West Africa was selected as one of ten winning projects at the Paris Peace Forum 2019 among the 114 showcased.

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Olusegun Obasanjo calls for the decriminalization of drug use and possession in the Ghanaian Times

Read original article in The Ghanaian Times Decriminalization of personal use is a responsible pathway to controlling drugs Similar to other countries in the region, Ghana is experiencing growing drug availability, trafficking and consumption. This phenomenon, more and more visible and problematic for a decade now, is related to the

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Commissioners Arbour and Gallop in Salon: “It’s time for drug policy reform – in America and across the globe”

Read original article in Salon America’s “war on drugs” has failed. We need more policies that treat drug abuse as a public health issue. Written by: Louise Arbour, Geoff Gallop and Miriam Aroni Krinsky Last week, a Philadelphia judge rejected federal objections to the opening of what will be the

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Ruth Dreifuss et Michel Kazatchkine dans Libération: Plan national contre les stupéfiants : non au tout répressif

Lire l’article dans Libération   Le gouvernement a présenté mi-septembre son nouveau plan national de lutte contre les stupéfiants. Cette présentation a symboliquement eu lieu à Marseille en présence de quatre ministres (Intérieur, Justice, Budget, ainsi que le secrétaire d’Etat auprès du ministre de l’Intérieur). Nous prenons note, comme nombre

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Commissioner Branson: “Four drug policies proven to save lives”

Read original article in Virgin Earlier this month, I was saddened to see the Scottish Government’s latest statistics on drug-related deaths. The report stated there were 1,187 drug-related deaths last year. That’s a 27 per cent increase on the year before – the highest rate in the EU. Despite these

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Commissioner Gallop Interviewed by ABC News Breakfast (Australia)

Click here to watch the interview by ABC News Breakfast (Australia)

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Commissioners Gaviria and Kazatchkine in Reforma: “Dos problemas de salud”

Leer artículo original en Reforma César Gaviria y Michel Kazatchkine, Miembros de la Comisión Global de Política de Drogas: México es uno de los ejemplos más llamativos del fracaso y las consecuencias negativas de la prohibición y la represión. Hace trece años, la administración mexicana decidió poner fin al narcotráfico

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