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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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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