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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The Global Commission on Drug Policy Honors the Memory of Asma Jahangir

(Geneva, 12 February 2018) The members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy are deeply saddened to learn about the death of their esteemed colleague Asma Jahangir, on 11 February 2018. Asma Jahangir – a figure in the defense of human rights in her country and abroad – was mandated

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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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La Comisión Global recomienda la descriminalizacion como elemento clave para frenar la epidemia de opioides en Norteamérica

NOTA DE PRENSA Miércoles 1 de noviembre de 2017 La actual epidemia de opiáceos que está azotando América del Norte requiere urgentemente de un marco legal equilibrado y responsable para gestionar la presencia de drogas en la sociedad. Las autoridades inicialmente respondieron a la crisis limitando el suministro de opioides

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La Commission globale appelle à la dépénalisation comme élément central de la riposte à la crise des opioïdes en Amérique du Nord

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE Genève, mercredi 1 novembre 2017 La présente crise des opioïdes qui sévit en Amérique du Nord met en évidence la nécessité de disposer d’un cadre législatif bien conçu et correctement appliqué pour le contrôle des drogues. Alors qu’une première réponse des autorités a été de se concentrer

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The Global Commission calls for decriminalization as key to addressing the opioid epidemic in North America

PRESS RELEASE Wednesday 1 November 2017 The current opioid epidemic that is sweeping across North America urgently requires a balanced and responsible legal framework for managing the presence of drugs in society. Authorities initially responded to the crisis by limiting the supply of prescription opioids from health care providers. Evidence

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The Global Commission expresses concern over the arrest of Senator De Lima in the Philippines

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, 24 February 2017 – On the eve of the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, we have learned with deep concern of the arrest of Senator Leila de Lima, on charges linked to alleged corruption involving inmates incarcerated for drug trafficking. Senator de Lima,

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Commissioner Sir Richard Branson to receive Peace Summit Award

Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group and member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, this week receives the Peace Summit Award at the 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates for his work in global peace building. Sir Richard Branson has been a member of the Global

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Global Commission Leaders Issue Call to Decriminalize Drugs for Public Health and Human Rights

At a press conference in Washington, DC yesterday, five members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy—a 23-person body comprising nine former presidents or prime ministers, plus leaders like former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan—released “Advancing Drug Policy Reform: A new approach to decriminalization.” Drug prohibition, said Ruth Dreifuss, former president of Switzerland and

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