Commissioner Ramos-Horta in Asahi Shimbun: “Falsehoods and facts about drugs and people who use them”
For the first time since its founding in 2011, the Global Commission has published an opinion piece in a major Japanese paper, the Asahi Shimbun. With a circulation of over 6.6 million, the Asahi Shimbun is the second most circulated newspaper in the world after the Yomiuri Shimbun, and considered the New York Times of Japan.
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
Anand Grover in Jakarta Post: “Development cannot be sustainable without drug policy reform”
Read original article in Jakarta Post By Anand Grover, former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health and Senior Advocate, member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy Indonesia boasts one of the most vibrant emerging economies in the world. As such, the country is at the forefront of contemporary
Repressive drug policies fuel the incarceration of women and dislocate families
By Global Commissioners Joyce Banda, former President of Malawi; Maria Cattaui, former Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Commerce; Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand; and Ruth Dreifuss, former President of Switzerland. International Women’s Day, celebrated on 8 March, often serves to highlight the achievements of women towards