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.
This report follows the Global Commission’s thematic reports from 2012 and 2013. Despite a decade-old call for urgent action, current drug control efforts fail, with HIV and hepatitis prevalence persisting among drug users. Prohibition and criminalization of drug use hinder HIV and hepatitis prevention, escalating risks and obstructing treatment. People who use drugs face disproportionate incarceration, abusive policing, and stigma. The time to act is now.SEE REPORT
The report ‘Time to End Prohibition’ marks the 10th anniversary of the Global Commission on Drugs. Ten years after the establishment of the Global Commission, the taboo on drugs has been well and truly broken. In the last decade, there were impressive reforms around the world at national and sub-national levels. More and more countries are decriminalizing drug use, adopting innovative approaches based on public health, and legalizing formerly banned substances.SEE REPORT
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
In the Media
Blueprint for Drug Policy Reform: A Human Rights Based Approach to Drug Policy
- 7 December 202110th Anniversary Report Launch