Items tagged with global commission

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Commission makes recommendations for tackling opioid crisis in North America [03.10.2017] The Global Commission on Drug Policy has issued recommendations on tackling North America's opioid crisis, calling for the immediate expansion of har...
It's time to decriminalize drugs, commission report says [21.11.2016] In a report released by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, that includes the former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan and former presidents of Colom...
Global Commission slams UNGASS 2016 outcome that strains the credibility of international law [20.04.2016] At a packed press conference in Manhattan, a formidable panel – including former presidents of Mexico, Colombia and Switzerland, a former chairman of...
Illicit drugs are not the only problem [10.04.2016] Next week the United Nations is convening the largest gathering on drug policy that the world has seen in two decades. It was the brainchild of three...
Five former presidents demand an end to the war on drugs [23.03.2016] As the drug war has rumbled on, with little to show for all the money and violence, its critics have become a more diverse. The latest broadside agai...
Three leaders from Latin America call for decriminalizing drug use [11.03.2016] Outdated drug policies around the world have resulted in soaring drug-related violence, overstretched criminal justice systems, runaway corruption an...
Decriminalizing drugs: When treatment replaces prison [07.12.2015] Cities all over the US are copying Seattle’s Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program, in which police officers put low-level drug offenders into t...
Ruth Dreifuss: «L’Etat doit se substituer aux dealers» [30.11.2015] "Je préfère mettre l’accent sur le fait que l’on place ces substances sous le contrôle de l’Etat, en fonction de leur dangerosité. Il existe un spect...
The year in drug policy: Movement at a crossroads [26.12.2014] The 43-year-old war on drugs had never seen such a barrage of opposition as it did in 2014, with successful marijuana legalization initiatives in sev...
Summary of Drugs & Democracy Activities, July - September 2014 [07.10.2014] In this issue we proudly want to highlight the fabulous reception our Spanish version of report on cannabis, Auge y caída de la prohibición del canna...
Analysis: Rethinking global drug policy [15.09.2014] What would the world look like if governments - instead of crime syndicates - controlled drug markets and drug use was decriminalized? A new report b...
Taking Control: Pathways to Drug Policies that Work [09.09.2014] The upcoming United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS) in 2016 is an unprecedented opportunity to review and re-direct nation...
Former world leaders call for nations to decriminalize drug use and experiment with legalization [09.09.2014] Drug use should be decriminalized and governments should experiment with drug legalization and regulation, a group of former world leaders argues in ...
It's time to transform the global war on drugs [24.04.2012] At the recent Summit of the Americas, Latin America's leaders pressed Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama to study alternat...
Time for a truce in the war against drugs? [18.03.2012] Arguing that a drug-free society is unattainable, a commission of global figures – including former Swiss minister Ruth Dreifuss – are promoting a ra...
Stephen Harper repeating same old mistakes with tougher pot laws, global group says [01.03.2012] The Global Commission on Drug Policy says it’s “very weird” that Canada is taking a tougher line on marijuana when governments across the globe are r...
It’s time to end the failed war on drugs [23.01.2012] After 50 years of the failed drug war, it is time for today’s leaders to find the courage to speak out. For all the successes I’ve had in business, I...
Counting the Costs of Archaic Drug Policies and Strategies in Southern Africa [27.09.2011] In June 2011, fifty years after the initiation of the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs and forty years after former US President Nixon launched...
Former Mexican president urges legalizing drugs [27.07.2011] Part of the solution to end drug violence in Mexico should include legalizing drugs like marijuana for personal use, according to former President Vi...
"The war against drugs has failed" [20.07.2011] The report, written by a high-profile panel including former Swiss cabinet minister Ruth Dreifuss, criticises the repressive approach in the US and c...
The Way Forward [30.06.2011] Since time immemorial, Mexicans have argued that were it not for U.S. demand for illicit substances, Mexico would have a manageable drug problem. Mor...
Breaking the Taboo: A Global Drug War Film [24.06.2011] "If you can't control drugs in a maximum security prison, then how can you control drugs in a free society?" Those are my words that close Breaking t...
4 Hopeful Signs in the Fight Against Disastrous Drug War, Including a New Bill to End Federal Pot Prohibition [23.06.2011] It's been forty years since President Nixon declared a "war on drugs." And we're not winning. In local communities, Black and Latino men are being si...
The Drug War Must End: More Evidence from Thailand [21.06.2011] Only weeks after the Global Commission on Drug Policy called for the end of the drug war, new video testimony from Thailand reinforces why this is a ...
Fear and loathing surrounds decriminalisation [18.06.2011] "The war on drugs has failed," said a recent report compiled by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, which comprised a former UN secretary-general, ...
Four Decades Later, It's Time to Scrap the Dead-End Drug War [17.06.2011] I recently returned from the desert city of Durango, Mexico, where forensic officials are still trying to identify some 240 corpses discovered this y...
Call Off the Global Drug War [16.06.2011] In an extraordinary new initiative announced earlier this month, the Global Commission on Drug Policy has made some courageous and profoundly importa...
A Real Debate About Drug Policy [11.06.2011] We believe that drug addiction is harmful to individuals, impairs health and has adverse societal effects. So we want an effective program to deal wi...
The Global Commission: breaking the Vienna Consensus [07.06.2011] TNI has been closely involved with the Global Commission on Drug Policy which presented its report in New York on June 2. Some years ago we published...
More Calls For A Drug War Cease-Fire [06.06.2011] Tomorrow marks the 79th anniversary of the beginning of the end of the U.S. prohibition on alcohol. On that day in 1932 John D. Rockefeller Jr., a vo...
The war on drugs war is lost. Now it's time for a rational response [05.06.2011] The tone of debate in Britain serves only to highlight the immaturity of our public discourse, with too many politicians lost in the fog of this foolh...
The Saturday interview: Richard Branson [04.06.2011] "I've seen the war on drugs and I've not been impressed," says Richard Branson. "Thousands of people are being killed in Mexico because of the demand...
Global reformers say it's time for change on drugs [04.06.2011] Forty years after United States President Richard Nixon launched his War on Drugs, a conflict that far eclipses the War on Terror, the struggle to con...
The drug war comes full circle [03.06.2011] The most striking name on the list is that of Kofi Annan. As secretary general of the United Nations in 1998, Kofi Annan presided over a special Unit...
A report that dares to tell the truth to power [03.06.2011] Global commissions made up of eminent former policymakers can normally be counted upon to tell international leaders what they want to hear. But the G...
Supply and demand [02.06.2011] Narcotics liberalisation was once the cause of freethinkers and hippies. Now a more sober bunch is criticising the “war on drugs”. On June 2nd the Glo...
Decriminalise possession of drugs, celebrities urge government [02.06.2011] Dame Judi Dench, Sir Richard Branson, and Sting have joined an ex-drugs minister and three former chief constables in calling for the decriminalisati...
Panel Calls War on Drugs a Failure [02.06.2011] As spiraling drug violence kills thousands in Mexico and police battle gangs for control of Brazil's drug-infested slums, an international panel has c...
Global Commission on Drug Policy Report [02.06.2011] The global war on drugs has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world. Fifty years after the initiation of...
High-profile panel urges non-criminal approach to world drug policy [01.06.2011] Calling the global war on drugs a costly failure, a group of high-profile world leaders is urging the Obama administration and other governments to en...
The development of international drug control [01.02.2011] The emergence of more pragmatic and less punitive approaches to the drugs issue may represent the beginning of change in the current global drug cont...
Latin American statesmen question drugs war strategy [27.01.2011] Three former Latin American presidents have declared the US-led “war on drugs” a failure and called for new strategies focusing on treatment to repla...
Personalities urge new ways to tackle drug abuse [25.01.2011] A group set up by former Latin American leaders and personalities including Virgin chief Richard Branson on Monday recommended that consumers of illi...
Towards a new drug policy [25.01.2011] What are the benefits and risks of eliminating criminal penalties for marijuana possession for personal use? What are the risks and benefits of disti...

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