14 April 2016: A Public Letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

 For more information, please see: http://www.drugpolicy.org/ungass2016 Mr. Ban Ki-moon Secretary General United Nations Dear Secretary General, With the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS) fast approaching in New York, we seek your enlightened leadership in calling for reform of global drug control policies. The drug

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A Public Letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Mr. Ban Ki-moon Secretary General United Nations Dear Secretary General, With the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS) fast approaching in New York, we seek your enlightened leadership in calling for reform of global drug control policies. The drug control regime that emerged during

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An Interview with Nick Clegg About the Government’s Drug Problem

By Max Daly  April 18, 2016 From the column ‘Narcomania’ For the next three days, the most important meeting on global drug policy since the 1990s will take place in New York. The UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS) will see governments from around the world coming together to discuss

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15 April 2016: Former Supreme Court justice among jurists, stars, politicians demanding drug reform

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/politics/former-supreme-court-justice-among-jurists-stars-politicians-demanding-drug-reform By Andrew Duffy Former Supreme Court Justice Louise Arbour is among a host of international jurists, politicians, celebrities and sports stars to sign a letter that denounces the “disastrous” war on drugs and urges the United Nations to lead the world toward a more enlightened drug policy. “Humankind cannot afford

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Former Supreme Court justice among jurists, stars, politicians demanding drug reform

By Andrew Duffy Former Supreme Court Justice Louise Arbour is among a host of international jurists, politicians, celebrities and sports stars to sign a letter that denounces the “disastrous” war on drugs and urges the United Nations to lead the world toward a more enlightened drug policy. “Humankind cannot afford a

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The Global Drug Control System and the SDG’s Agenda: April 20

The Global Commission on Drug Policy cordially invites all those attending the UNGASS 2016 to an official side event titled: The Global Drug Control System and the Sustainable Development Goals’ Agenda. Speakers include the President of the General Assembly, official representatives from Mexico, Uruguay, Switzerland and the United Nations Development Program.  The

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The Global Drug Control System and the SDG’s Agenda: April 20

The Global Commission on Drug Policy cordially invites all those attending the UNGASS 2016 to an official side event titled: The Global Drug Control System and the Sustainable Development Goals’ Agenda. Speakers include the President of the General Assembly, official representatives from Mexico, Uruguay, Switzerland and the United Nations Development Program.  The

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Nick Clegg on Drugs Policy – BBC Newsnight

Commissioner Nick Clegg traveled to Colombia in March 2016 to learn more about the drugs trade from the production side.  He met with people involved in the illicit market, in harm reduction programs and from the government.  Watch the video to learn about how drug policy is changing in production

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Richard Branson on Meet the Press: Time to End ‘Failed’ War on Drugs

Philanthropist and business mogul Sir Richard Branson joins the global fight to end the war on drugs, saying that it has “created untold misery.” Watch the video below to learn more about the need to rethink drug policy on a local, national and international level.   http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/video/branson-time-to-end-failed-war-on-drugs-664581187694

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12 April 2016: Richard Branson on Meet the Press: Time to End ‘Failed’ War on Drugs

Philanthropist and business mogul Sir Richard Branson joins the global fight to end the war on drugs, saying that it has “created untold misery.” http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/video/branson-time-to-end-failed-war-on-drugs-664581187694

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