The Global Commission on Drug Policy Mourns the Loss of Kofi Annan

(Geneva, 18 August 2018) It is with deep sadness and a tremendous sense of loss that the members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy have learned of the passing of their esteemed colleague Kofi Annan on Saturday, 18 August 2018.                   

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Michel Kazatchkine: “Drug Control: Time to Right the Wrong Policies”

Read original article in Civil.ge The Parliament of Georgia is currently engaged in a promising debate to reform its drug laws, possibly by ending the criminalization of drug use and possession, and seeking alternatives for low-level actors in the drug trade. This would go a long way to enacting an effective drug

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Commissioners Clark and Kazatchkine: “Time for a change in drug policy in Belarus”

This opinion piece was published in Russian. Read original article in KYKY. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, countries which emerged from it and others nearby, like Belarus, experienced a wave of injecting drug use, which in turn, fueled an epidemic of HIV and hepatitis C. Belarus was exemplary in following evidence-based

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Commissioner Solana: All drug policy roads lead to Vienna in 2019

Read original article in Der Standard Austria has always had a unique role in international drug policy, being the host and the defender of the multilateral organizations that define drug control measures. This role is further enhanced as the country assumes the EU Council Presidency for the next six months, and

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The Global Commission on Drug Policy Mourns the Passing of Thorvald Stoltenberg

(Geneva, 13 March 2018) It is with deep sadness that the members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy learned of the death of their esteemed colleague Thorvald Stoltenberg, on 13 July 2018. A human rights and social justice champion, Mr. Stoltenberg spent a lifetime serving the Norwegian people and

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Commissioners Clegg and Kazatchkine in Science et Avenir: “Lutte contre les drogues : “‘L’approche prohibitive ne protège pas nos enfants’, affirme Nick Clegg”

War against drugs: “Repressive drug policies do not protect our children”, says Nick Clegg. Read the original interview in Science et Avenir. Lutte contre les drogues : “L’approche prohibitive ne protège pas nos enfants”, affirme Nick Clegg Par Dominique Leglu le 12.07.2018 à 18h23 L’ex-vice Premier ministre du Royaume-Uni Nicholas Clegg est membre de

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Commissioners Dreifuss and Ramos-Horta: “Anti-drug drive” threatens development

Read original article in The Daily Star One of the most densely populated countries in the world, Bangladesh faces formidable challenges to eradicate poverty and provide sustainable development to its communities. Yet the country has been successful in the past decade in rising to these challenges. According to the World Bank,

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Khalid Tinasti in L’Economiste, Morocco: “Le développement durable à l’épreuve des marchés illégaux”

Lire l’article original dans L’Economiste. Le Maroc a réussi à développer une des économies émergentes les plus vibrantes d’Afrique. Par conséquent, le pays fait face à la majorité des défis économiques et sociaux contemporains, d’une urbanisation galopante aux effets du changement climatique, des disparités économiques à l’iniquité dans l’accès aux

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Michel Kazatchkine: “la politique de répression ne fonctionne pas”

Lire l’article original dans Sciences et Avenir << Pour Michel Kazatchkine, médecin et diplomate, l’argent investi dans une répression policière inefficace devrait être réaffecté à une politique de soins et à la lutte contre la grande criminalité. >>

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