WAR ON DRUGO Short animation film explains the failure of the war on drugs, takes the debate mainstream

Movie was commissioned by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, developed by Almap/BBDO agency and produced by Vetor Zero studio in Brazil.  International leaders of the Commission prepare to launch report in September with groundbreaking recommendations for major paradigm shift in global drug policy São Paulo, Brazil, August 25th –

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Aids 2014 – Decriminalisation, prevention, human rights

AIDS 2014 Sir Richard Branson, Global Drug Commissioner, joins the debate Tuesday July 22, 2014, Melbourne, Australia – Delegates to AIDS 2014, the 20th International AIDS Conference, were told today that decriminalisation of illicit drug use is a key measure for ending HIV transmission around the world. One of the

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Global Commission on Drug Policy joins day of action calling for an end to criminalization of drug use

“Hey, We Need to Talk About Drugs” online ads launched in coordination with Support, Don’t Punish campaign on June 26th June 24th, 2014 – Today, The Global Commission on Drug Policy (GCDP)  a group of distinguished international leaders including seven former presidents – is launching the campaign, “Hey, We Need to

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Breaking with the past – a 21st century drug policy that works

Fernando Henrique Cardoso and Kofi Annan Each year, hundreds of thousands of people die globally from preventable drug-related disease and violence. Millions of users are arrested and thrown in jail. Communities all over the world are blighted by drug-related crime. Citizens see huge amounts of their taxes spent on harsh

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French version launch of the “Hepatitis C” report

Global Commission partners with French and Swiss organizations to raise awareness on the war on drugs and the Hepatitis C viral time bomb. In late October, French organizations working on health and drug policy – Médecins du Monde, ASUD, the GREA, the Fédération addiction, the AFR and SOS Hépatites –

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Global Commission on Drug Policy takes place in Geneva

On September 30th and October 1st, the Global Commission on Drug Policy gathered in Geneva, Switzerland, for its annual planning meeting. During two days, commissioners and experts reviewed the positive progress achieved on the drug debate over the last year: the growing calls from Latin American countries to discuss alternatives

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Seven Former Presidents, Richard Branson and Other World Leaders: Criminalization of Drug Use Fuelling the Global Hepatitis C viral time bomb

Global Commission on Drug Policy Calls for Decriminalization of Drug Use and Expansion of Proven, science-based Solutions to Reduce Hepatitis C – Including Sterile Syringe Access, Safer Injection Facilities and Prescription Heroin Programs. Drug War Policies in U.S., Russia, and China Cause Millions of Needless Infections – globally, 10 out

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Global Commission on Drug Policy Report Launch: The Negative Impact of the War on Drugs on Public Health: The Hidden Hepatitis C Epidemic

Monday 20 May, 2013 (Geneva, Switzerland ) — A hepatitis C epidemic fuelled by the “war on drugs” is sweeping amongst injecting drug users globally, says a new landmark report to be launched  Thursday May  30 in Geneva by the Global Commission on Drug Policy. Of the 16 million people

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Conference convened by the Global Commission on Drug Policy in Mexico discusses positive agenda on citizen security, drug policies and arms control for Latin America

March, 7th, 2013 – Around 80 people, including three former presidents, Latin American government officials and civil society representatives gathered today and yesterday at TEC Monterrey in Mexico DF for a in depth discussion on alternative and integrated policies on citizen security, drugs and arms control. The extensive program of the event covered threats

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Latin America: Time for a Positive Agenda on Citizen Security, Drug Policies and Arms Control

The Global Commission on Drug Policy convenes a regional conference in Mexico City on March 6th and 7th March, 2013 – As Latin America finds itself at the epicenter of the contemporary citizen security and drug policy debate, the Global Commission on Drug Policy is convening the Regional Forum: Citizen Security, Drug

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