Nick Clegg joins the Global Commission on Drug Policy

Former Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg has joined the Global Commission on Drug Policy, an international group that advocates for drug policy reform on a global level. Nick Clegg joins a host of influential names from business and politics on the Commission, including entrepreneur Richard Branson,

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NEW REPORT: Access to Controlled Medicines

The Global Commission on Drug Policy will launch it’s third thematic report on October 19, 2015 in Kuala Lumpur at the International Harm Reduction Conference.  Check back here to download the report!  

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Side Event at the Human Rights Council: Sept. 28, 2015

The Global Commission will be hosting a side event on the Right to Health: Addressing the Drug Control Barriers Hindering Access to Controlled Medicines in Geneva on September 28. All are invited to attend! 150928-Invitation 30 HRC Side-event.jpg

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SDGs will not be achieved without drug policy reform

Secretariat member, Khalid Tinasti, along with Commissioners Bem, Grover, Kazatchkine and Dreifuss wrote an opinion article in the Lancet regarding the need to implement drug policy reform in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The article can be read here.

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Commissioner Arbour Address in Canada

Commissioner Louise Arbour, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, recently gave a keynote address at a gathering titled, “Charting the Future of Drug Policy in Canada,” held in Toronto last month.  The conference was convened by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition and the International Centre

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Drugo wins the Cannes Gold Lion Award

We are pleased to announce that the short animation, Drugo, produced by the Global Commission and Almap BB has won the Cannes Gold Lions award in Animation! You may watch the animation again here.  It currently has over 135, 000 views: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csnTAz0Sth8 Media stories on the win can be found here: http://g1.globo.com/economia/midia-e-marketing/noticia/2015/06/brasil-conquista-108-leoes-no-festival-de-publicidade-de-cannes.html

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Support Don’t Punish Events around the World

On Friday, 26th June 2015, more than 140 cities around the world will be holding actions to highlight the harm that is being caused by the war on drugs. This Global Day of Action is part of the worldwide Support Don’t Punish campaign which advocates for harm reduction, policy reform,

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Commissioner Dreifuss speech at University of Iceland

Commissioner Ruth Dreifuss, former President of Switzerland, recently spoke at the University of Iceland on drug policy reform. ‪Watch the whole speech here.

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What happened when Portugal decriminalised drugs​?​

Economist Films: For 20 years The Economist has led calls for a rethink on drug prohibition. This film looks at new approaches to drugs policy, from Portugal to Colorado. “Drugs: War or Store?” kicks off our new “Global Compass” series, examining novel approaches to policy problems. Global Commission member and

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