• New Winds in Latin American Drug Policies

    CEDLA - Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation

    new_winds_in_latin_american_drug_policiesJoin us in Amsterdam for a seminar on the latest drug policy trends in Latin America.

    Friday, 21 March 2014

    Time: 14.30-17.00

    CEDLA: Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation

  • Drug policy must return to focus on public health, SPP panelists say

    School of Public Policy (Central European University)
    Budapest, April 11, 2013

    Global drug policy must move away from stigmatizing and criminalizing users and focus on the public health issues at stake, panelists concluded at the third drug policy debate hosted by CEU’s School of Public Policy and the Open Society Foundations’ Global Drug Policy Program on April 11. Panelists expressed hope that the current momentum in this direction will result in significant changes at the United Nations drug policy summit slated for 2016.

  • Cannabis and the 1961 Convention

    IDPC/TNI side event at 56th Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)
    Tuesday, March 11, 2013

    Over the past years, there have been some soft and hard defections on cannabis control. It is now time to discuss alternatives that are based on facts and evidence, said Dave Bewley Taylor introducing the session. TNI worked on a report on cannabis, which is looking at the hard defections in the United States and other types of cannabis regulation that have been happening around the world. The report also discusses how cannabis was included in the UN drug control conventions.

  • The Latin American Agenda for Drug Policy Reform

    IDPC Seminar Series at the 55th Session of the CND
    Thursday, March 15, 2012

    We are currently witnessing renewed attempts to open a debate on alternatives to the current drug control policies in Latin America. The failure of present drug control policies and the disproportionate social, economic, and political costs have led academics, advocates, and officials to search for approaches that promise to be both more humane and more effective.

    Thursday, March 15, 13:15 – 14:45 in the Mozart Room, Vienna International Centre (VIC Restaurant - Ground Floor, F Building)

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  • Drug policy reform

    From evidence to practice
    Ljubljana (Slovenia)
    December 12-14, 2011

    ljubljanaThe last of the series of Correlation Conferences, entitled ‘Getting out of the margins – Changing realities and making the difference’, took place from December 12-14, 2011, in Ljubljana, Slovenia. This report is an account of the discussions that took place during the final session of the Conference, ‘Drug policy reform – From evidence to practice’.

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  • Imprisonment for drugs related offenses in Argentina

    encarcelamientosIntercambios Civil Association and the Social Sciences School of the University of Buenos Aires launched the book “Encarcelamientos por delitos relacionados con estupefacientes en Argentina” (Imprisonment for drugs related offenses in Argentina) by Alejandro Corda on the 29th of August, 2011. 

  • Fifth Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy

    Utrecht, May 23-24, 2011

    UtrechtMartin Jelsma, Tom Blickman and Pien Metaal participated in the Fifth Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy, ISSDP Conference 2011, organized by Trimbos Institute in Utrecht (The Netherlands) the 23 and 24 of May.

  • TNI Side Event at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

    Vienna (Austria), March 24, 2011

    The year 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (CND), the bedrock of the current UN drug control system. TNI will host a side event at the 54th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. Several speakers will critically examine the significance and shortcomings of the Convention, explain how plants and traditional use are treated under its provisions, and discuss the current state of affairs of Bolivia's amendment proposal on coca chewing.

  • II Latin American Conference on Drug Policy

    Rio de Janeiro, August 26-27, 2010

    conferenciaOn 26 and 27 August, 2010, the Second Latin American Conference and the First Brazilian Conference on Drug Policy took place in the noble hall of the National Law School of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) with more than 400 attendees and the presence of top drug policy experts from thirteen countries in Latin America. It was the most specialized meeting to take place to date in the region. The Conference was organized at the regional level by Intercambios, a key Latin American civil association that has worked for fifteen years on issues of harm reduction and drug policy. And, locally by Psicotropicus, a pioneer in bringing the drugs debate out from obscurity and bringing it into everyday discussions in Brazil.

  • Global Forum of Producers of Crops Declared to be Illicit

    Barcelona, January 29-31, 2009

    Why peasants from certain regions of the world cultivate the three plants – coca leaves, cannabis and opium poppy – that the international conventions have declared to be illicit? That was the essential question that was discussed at the First Global Forum of Producers of Crops Declared to be Illicit (FMPCDI), that took place in El Prat de Llobregat near Barcelona on January 29-31, 2009.

    The conclusions of the Forum will be submitted to the High Level Segment of the 52th session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna on March 11-12, 2009, dedicated to review of the progress achieved and the difficulties encountered by in meeting the goals and targets set out in the 1998 United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on Countering World Drug Problem.

    application-pdfPolitical Declaration approved at the Forum (French version)


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