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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New Report: World Leaders Call For Ending Criminalization of Drug Use and Possession and Responsible Legal Regulation of Psychoactive Substances

Former Presidents of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Poland, Portugal and Switzerland Join With Kofi Annan, Richard Branson, George Shultz, Paul Volcker And Others To Make Bold, New Recommendations for Major Paradigm Shift in Global Drug Policy on the Road to UN Special Session on Drugs in 2016  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY &

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World Leaders to Make Bold, Groundbreaking Recommendations for Major Paradigm Shift in Global Drug Policy

Kofi Annan, Richard Branson, George Shultz, Paul Volcker and Others Join With Former Presidents of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Poland, Portugal and Switzerland  Live-Stream of Press Conference: Tuesday, 9:45am (ET) / 1:45pm (GMT) On Tuesday, September 9, the Global Commission on Drug Policy will release Taking Control: Pathways to Drug Policies that Work, a new,

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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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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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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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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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