América Latina: Es Tiempo de Una Agenda Efectiva en Seguridad Ciudadana, Políticas Sobre Drogas y Control de Armas

La Comisión Global en Política sobre Drogas llevará a cabo una conferencia regional en la Ciudad de México. Marzo, 2013. – En el marco actual que coloca a América Latina en el epicentro del debate en materia de seguridad ciudadana y políticas sobre drogas, la Comisión Global en Política sobre

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Award Winning Actor Gael Garcia Bernal Narrates Groundbreaking New Documentary “Breaking the Taboo”

Features interviews with presidents Santos and Pérez Molina and former presidents Clinton, Carter, Gaviria, Zedillo and Cardoso on the failure of global drug laws.  Narrated by award-winning actor Gael Garcia Bernal, “Breaking the Taboo,” takes a critical look at how after 50 years of prohibition, illicit drugs are now the third most

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New documentary “Breaking the Taboo” features the work of the Global Commission on Drug Policy to end the war on drugs

Narrated by Oscar winning actor Morgan Freeman, the movie was premiered in London and NY and is now available on YouTube Launched this week, “Breaking the Taboo” follows The Global Commission on Drug Policy on a mission to break the political taboo over the War on Drugs and exposes what

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Change in mindset is needed to prevent unnecessary human tragedy

By Michel Kazatchkine UNAids figures released last week on the global HIV/Aids epidemic confirm the very encouraging trend of the past five years: fewer new infections, fewer deaths and increasing coverage (55 per cent globally) of those in need receiving antiretrovirals. In many parts of the world we are “getting

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Global Commission on Drug Policy meets in Poland and takes the debate to the East

Katarzyna Rainka/ GCDP Global Commission members, including 4 former presidents, gather in Warsaw to discuss how to end the war on drugs Warsaw, Poland – The Global Commission on Drug Policy (GDCP) is meeting today and tomorrow in Warsaw to highlight the impact of the war on drugs on public health in

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Are our drug policies really working?

From the Bangkok Post. Last month, the Royal Thai Police and the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) announced that their war on drugs was a success. Referring to increased numbers of drug users arrested and rehabilitated, deputy national police chief Pol Gen Adul Saengsingkaew is quoted by the Bangkok

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Michel Kazatchkine: The Drug War Fuels the AIDS Epidemic

Without respect of the human right of people who use drugs we cannot fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic – watch Drug Reporter´s video featuring Michel Kazatchkine’s speech: Read more here.

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Drug war drives HIV transmission

By Richard Branson In a striking report this month, the Global Commission on Drug Policy showed that the continued criminalization of drug use drives the spread of HIV. People have long known that drug use is linked to disease, but this is the first clear analysis of how our enforcement of drug laws

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World Leaders Send Message at 2012 World AIDS Conference: We Cannot End AIDS Until We End the War on Drugs

Criminalization of Drug Use is Fueling the Global HIV/ AIDS Pandemic Landmark Report Calls for Decriminalization and Expansion of Proven, Cost-Effective Solutions to Reduce HIV/AIDS The International AIDS Conference, the world’s largest gathering of HIV/AIDS experts and activists, will be held in the U. S. for the first time in

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A New Prescription for the Global AIDS Response: Courage

By President Fernando Henrique Cardoso and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark Laws should make things better. Sadly, as we stand at the precipice of finally ending AIDS, an epidemic of archaic and insensitive laws is stifling our efforts and making things far worse. The Global Commission on HIV and the Law

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