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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Six Former Presidents, Richard Branson and Other World Leaders: Criminalization of Drug Use Fuels the Global HIV/AIDS Pandemic

Global Commission Calls for Drug Decriminalization and Expansion of Proven, Cost-Effective Solutions to Reduce HIV/AIDS – Including Sterile Syringe Access, Safer Injection Facilities, and Prescription Heroin Programs While Some Countries Have Virtually Eliminated Drug-Related HIV Transmissions, Drug War Policies in U.S., Russia, Thailand and China Cause Millions of Needless Infections

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Press advisory – Six Former Presidents, Richard Branson and Other World Leaders: Criminalization of Drug Use Fuels the Global HIV/AIDS Pandemic

Landmark Report Released in Advance of  2012 World AIDS Conference in Washington, DC Global Commission Calls for Drug Decriminalization and Expansion of Proven, Cost-Effective Solutions to Reduce HIV/AIDS – Including Sterile Syringe Access, Safer Injection Facilities, and Prescription Heroin Programs While Some Countries Have Virtually Eliminated Drug-Related HIV Transmissions, Drug War

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Rest in peace Carlos Fuentes

The members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy are immensely sad with the loss of our colleague, Mexican author Carlos Fuentes. We express our sincere condolences to his family and a deep gratitude for him being part of so many important endeavors during his life, including his dedication to

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Former Polish President Joins Global Commission to Urge New Drug Laws

First leader from Eastern Europe to take part Former president of Poland Aleksander Kwasniewski has joined the Global Commission on Drug Policy to help the reform of ineffective and harmful drug laws. He is the fifth president to join the Commission, along with Cesar Gaviria of Colombia, Fernando Henrique Cardoso

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Saying No to Costly Drug Laws

By Aleksander Kwasniewski In the year 2000, as the president of Poland, I signed one of Europe’s most conservative laws on drug possession. Any amount of illicit substances a person possessed meant they were eligible for up to three years in prison. Our hope was that this would help to

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Sir Richard Branson to accept 2012 Cannabis Culture Award in Spain on behalf of the Global Commission on Drug Policy

Sir Richard Branson will receive the Cannabis Culture Award 2012 in Barcelona this week on behalf of the Global Commission on Drug Policy. Sir Richard serves on the Global Commission along with former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour, former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, and former U.S.

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Global Commission on Drug Policy receives Cannabis Culture Award in recognition of efforts to end the war on drugs

Commissioners Thorvald Stoltenberg and Sir Richard Branson will attend ceremonies in Amsterdam and Barcelona The Global Commission on Drug Policy will be conferred with the Cannabis Culture Award from the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum as recognition of its efforts to end the war on drugs and for harm reduction

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Drugs: The Debate Goes Mainstream

By Fernando Henrique Cardoso, César Gaviria and Ernesto Zedillo What is the best way to deal with drugs? Criminalizing drug users or treating them as patients? Sticking to a strict prohibitionist stance or experimenting with alternative forms of regulation and prevention? Latin America is talking about drugs like never before.

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