Global State of Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction International

The Global State of Harm Reduction e-tool is an online resource containing up-to-date information on harm reduction policy and programming around the world. The web pages draw on the latest research in this area to present an at-a-glance guide to the current state of harm reduction worldwide.

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• Which countries have harm reduction programmes operational?
• Which governments include harm reduction in their national policies?
• How many countries have drug consumption rooms?
• What do multilateral agencies say about harm reduction?
• Which NGOs are working in harm reduction in a particular region?

The following web pages present the answers to these questions and more through accessible tables and maps, providing links to further details, where available. This e-tool will be regularly updated in time for major harm reduction and drug policy events and expanded upon as new research is carried out.



Cannabis social clubs in Spain

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In 2011 the 1961 UN Single Convention on drugs will be in place for 50 years. In 2012 the international drug control system will exist 100 years since the International Opium Convention was signed in 1912 in The Hague. Does it still serve its purpose or is a reform of the UN Drug Conventions needed? This site provides critical background.

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