The UN has talked about drugs, now what? By Richard Branson

Today, the UN General Assembly’s Special Session (UNGASS) on drug policy reached its conclusion, with the underwhelming and disappointing outcome that had been in the making for months. It’s been like watching a train wreck in slow motion. Image from Drug Policy Alliance The UNGASS outcome document does not call for an

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Decriminalize all drugs, business and world leaders tell UN

Leaders of Global Commission on Drug Policy including Richard Branson and three ex-presidents say special session on drug policy was ‘fatally flawed’. A British billionaire, three former presidents and a renowned Aids researcher have called for all drugs to be decriminalized at a press conference that was sharply critical of

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It’s Time to Abandon the War on Drugs for a Health-Focused Drug Policy by Jorge Sampaio

LISBON, Portugal — Almost no one would disagree with the core principle of “putting people first” — be it when business strategies are at stake or when public policies are being discussed. However, in spite of the undeniably witty mass appeal of this memorable 1992 Clinton presidential campaign slogan, the United Nation’s

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AP article on Global Commission and UNGASS

Associated Press 3-Day UN Special Session on Drug Policy Starts Tuesday Dave Bryan Apr 19, 2016   The first U.N. special session to address global drug policy in nearly 20 years is expected to feature a debate over whether countries should emphasize criminalization and punishment or health and human rights.

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19 April 2016: AP article on Global Commission and UNGASS

Associated Press 3-Day UN Special Session on Drug Policy Starts Tuesday Dave Bryan   Apr 19, 2016   http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/day-special-session-drug-policy-starts-tuesday-38498281 The first U.N. special session to address global drug policy in nearly 20 years is expected to feature a debate over whether countries should emphasize criminalization and punishment or health and

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Global Commission at UNGASS 2016!

Wondering how the Global Commission on Drug Policy is participating at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs?   We hope you can join us in New York from April 19-21, 2016 for these important events! You can also follow the official UNGASS process on webcast: http://webtv.un.org The Global Commission

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Global Commission at UNGASS 2016!

Wondering how the Global Commission on Drug Policy is participating at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs?   We hope you can join us in New York from April 19-21, 2016 for these important events! You can also follow the official UNGASS process on webcast: http://webtv.un.org The Global Commission

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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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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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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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