Seven Former Presidents, Richard Branson and Other World Leaders: Criminalization of Drug Use Fuelling the Global Hepatitis C viral time bomb

Global Commission on Drug Policy Calls for Decriminalization of Drug Use and Expansion of Proven, science-based Solutions to Reduce Hepatitis C – Including Sterile Syringe Access, Safer Injection Facilities and Prescription Heroin Programs. Drug War Policies in U.S., Russia, and China Cause Millions of Needless Infections – globally, 10 out

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Global Commission on Drug Policy Report Launch: The Negative Impact of the War on Drugs on Public Health: The Hidden Hepatitis C Epidemic

Monday 20 May, 2013 (Geneva, Switzerland ) — A hepatitis C epidemic fuelled by the “war on drugs” is sweeping amongst injecting drug users globally, says a new landmark report to be launched  Thursday May  30 in Geneva by the Global Commission on Drug Policy. Of the 16 million people

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Conference convened by the Global Commission on Drug Policy in Mexico discusses positive agenda on citizen security, drug policies and arms control for Latin America

March, 7th, 2013 – Around 80 people, including three former presidents, Latin American government officials and civil society representatives gathered today and yesterday at TEC Monterrey in Mexico DF for a in depth discussion on alternative and integrated policies on citizen security, drugs and arms control. The extensive program of the event covered threats

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

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Latin America: Time for a Positive Agenda on Citizen Security, Drug Policies and Arms Control

The Global Commission on Drug Policy convenes a regional conference in Mexico City on March 6th and 7th March, 2013 – As Latin America finds itself at the epicenter of the contemporary citizen security and drug policy debate, the Global Commission on Drug Policy is convening the Regional Forum: Citizen Security, Drug

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América Latina: Es Tiempo de Una Agenda Efectiva en Seguridad Ciudadana, Políticas Sobre Drogas y Control de Armas

La Comisión Global en Política sobre Drogas llevará a cabo una conferencia regional en la Ciudad de México. Marzo, 2013. – En el marco actual que coloca a América Latina en el epicentro del debate en materia de seguridad ciudadana y políticas sobre drogas, la Comisión Global en Política sobre

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Award Winning Actor Gael Garcia Bernal Narrates Groundbreaking New Documentary “Breaking the Taboo”

Features interviews with presidents Santos and Pérez Molina and former presidents Clinton, Carter, Gaviria, Zedillo and Cardoso on the failure of global drug laws.  Narrated by award-winning actor Gael Garcia Bernal, “Breaking the Taboo,” takes a critical look at how after 50 years of prohibition, illicit drugs are now the third most

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New documentary “Breaking the Taboo” features the work of the Global Commission on Drug Policy to end the war on drugs

Narrated by Oscar winning actor Morgan Freeman, the movie was premiered in London and NY and is now available on YouTube Launched this week, “Breaking the Taboo” follows The Global Commission on Drug Policy on a mission to break the political taboo over the War on Drugs and exposes what

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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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