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It’s time to decriminalize drugs, commission report says

Global Commission on Drug Policy’s annual report calls for end to criminal and civil penalties for possession and use and more research into regulatory models World leaders called for the decriminalization of drugs on Monday, in a report released by a commission that includes the former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan

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Colombia’s long, difficult path to peace

Fernando Henrique Cardoso was president of Brazil from 1995 to 2003. He is also a founding member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy. For the first time in more than half a century, a child was born in a peaceful Colombia. She was delivered on Sept. 27, minutes after

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President Gaviria interview with the CBC

President Gaviria spoke with the CBC on the failures of the war on drugs and possible drug policy reforms.  Watch the full video here.      

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The secret to fighting U.S. heroin epidemic by Ruth Dreifuss

Ruth Dreifuss is the former President of Switzerland, serving in 1999. She is a member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. (CNN)Drug overdose deaths in the United States have tripled since 2010. And so it makes sense that President

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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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More Police or More Doctors? How to Best Tackle Illicit Drugs: November 6, 2014

In 1971, President Richard Nixon declared the beginning of the US-led war on drugs. Over forty years later, the illegal narcotics trade is worth an estimated $332 billion, costs law enforcement an estimated $100 billion per annum and has seen an increase in users worldwide from 203 million in 2008

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Drug prohibition: the end of the road

A team of the Radio Television Suisse, the Swiss broadcasting channel in French, filmed the Global Commission on Drug Policy during its 2013 Plenary meeting in Geneva, and interviewed several commissioners for its documentary “Drug prohibition: the end of the road”. The documentary showcases the failure of the war on

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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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Rompiendo con el pasado –una política antidrogas para el siglo 21 que funciona

Fernando Henrique Cardoso y Kofi Annan Cada año, centenas de millares de personas mueren en todo el mundo por consecuencia de enfermedades y violencia relacionadas con la droga y que son prevenibles. Millones de usuarios son detenidos y encarcelados. Comunidades a lo largo de todo el mundo viven la pesadilla

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Pictures – Regional Forum: Citizen Security, Drug Policy and Arms Control

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