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 the international community with passion and commitment. As one of the founding members of the Global Commission in 2011, his voice and efforts have had a deep and lasting impact on drug policies in Scandinavia, fostering rights-based debates in Northern Europe, and triggering ongoing reforms.

The Global Commission’s members express their condolences to Mr. Stoltenberg’s family and to the Norwegian people, and join them in honoring his memory.

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