Commissioner Clark: Another decade lost to the global war on drugs

Read original article in The Hill. In my experience as head of my country’s government and previously a health minister, as a former senior official at the United Nations, and more recently as a member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, I’ve found debates on drug policy tend to be divisive

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TMN: “America’s ‘new’ global anti-drug plan embraces old-school eradication policies”

Read original article in Talk Media News.   UNITED NATIONS — President Trump kicked off a busy week at the U.N. on Monday, hosting a meeting on the “world drug problem.” The U.S.-sponsored event was invite-only, and to earn a spot in the room, countries needed to sign on to a four-part

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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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Commissioners Sampaio, Clark and Kwasniewski also in El Espectador: “El proceso de paz está por encima de la política”, dice Comisión Global de Políticas de Drogas

Read original in El Espectador A propósito de las elecciones del próximo domingo en Colombia, pronunciamiento en carta abierta de este grupo de notables internacionales, encargado, junto con Naciones Unidas, del monitoreo y verificación del punto 4 del Acuerdo de paz con las Farc. La Comisión informó que su mensaje de

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Commissioners Sampaio, Clark and Kwasniewski in El Tiempo: “Exmandatarios piden a Colombia seguir con la sustitución de cultivos””

Global Commissioners Jorge Sampaio, former President of Portugal, Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, and Aleksander Kwasniewski, former President of Poland, write and the need to maintain the peace agreement in Colombia and respect engagements made to coca crop farmers.

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Commissioner Clark, Foreword to the 2018 Global Prison Trends report

PRI has launched its annual flagship publication, Global Prison Trends 2018. Here we publish the foreword to the report, written by the Rt Hon Helen Clark, a Member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand, and Former Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme. Read

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Commissioner Clark answers “Three Questions” for Financial Times Health

Three questions FT: We spoke to Helen Clark, former New Zealand prime minister, ex-chair of the UN Development Group and a member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, about its new report: The World Drug Perception Problem. Recommendations include shifts in language such as “people who use drugs” instead of “abusers”

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Former President of Timor-Leste, Nobel Prize recipient José Ramos-Horta, and former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark, join the Global Commission

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, 8 November 2017 Further expanding its breadth and diversity, the Global Commission on Drug Policy is honored and delighted to welcome two distinguished new members, Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand (1999-2008) and Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (2009-2017) and Nobel Peace

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