Why we came together
The Global Commission on Drug Policy was created in January 2011 by a group of personalities from the Americas and Europe, including former Heads of State and Government wishing to inspire better drug policy globally.
What We Say
The Global Commission produces technical and political reports to ground evidence-based policy recommendations in human rights, health and development.
In addition to its flagship annual report, the Commission publishes position papers and other specific research and recommendations.
In this first report of the decade, the Global Commission on Drug Policy outlines how the current international drug control regime works for the benefit of transnational organized crime. It highlights how years of repressive policies targeted at nonviolent drug offenders have resulted in mass incarceration and produced countless adverse impacts on public health, the rule of law, and social cohesion.SEE REPORT
This report exposes how the biased historical classification of psychoactive substances has contributed to the "world drug problem". It is the first-ever comprehensive report providing a political reading of the current evaluation and classification of drugs according to their harms.SEE REPORT
This report examines in detail how governments can take control of currently illegal drug markets through responsible regulation, and provides a practical roadmap that tackles the real implications and recognizes the difficulties of transitioning from illegal to legally regulated drug markets.SEE REPORT
In the Media
A virtual high level side-event at the 75th UN General Assembly General Debate.
- 23 September 2021
Virtual side-event at the General Debate of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, co-hosted by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, Sierra Leone and Switzerland
- 7 May 2021Latest Report Launch