A wide range of information is available on drug policy issues on a number of specialist websites. This is a selection of the most useful websites, ranging from official UN websites to civil society advocacy websites.
- Commission on Narcotic Drugs – The CND is the central policy-making body for the UN drug control system.
- International Narcotics Control Board – The INCB is the independent and quasi-judicial control organ monitoring the implementation of the UN drug control convention.
- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime – UNODC is the UN agency responsible for coordinating international drug control activities.
- United Nations Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS – UNAIDS leads and inspires the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.
- World Health Organisation – WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the UN system.
Regional governmental bodies
- Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission – CICAD is the Western Hemisphere’s preeminent forum for dealing with the drug problem.
- Program “Updating and improving legal frameworks on drugs – Legislation on Drugs in the Americas (LEDA)”
- European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction – The EMCDDA is the European Union specialist agency on drugs issues. It is a research and information institute, and its website has an extensive library of resources on drug use, drug problems, and government policies.
- Cooperation Programme between Latin America and the European Union on Drug Policies – COPOLAD is a cooperation programme aiming at strengthening the bi-regional dialogue between the EU and LAtin America, and contribute to improving the coherence, balance and impact of drug policies in Latin America.
- Global Commission on Drug Policy – The Commission, composed of high-level policy makers, brings to the international level an informed, science-based discussion about humane and effective ways to reduce drug-related harms.
- West Africa Drugs Commission – With the support of leading experts, the Commission analyses the problems of trafficking and dependency in order to deliver policy recommendations.
- Count the Costs – This new campaign calls upon world leaders to quantify the unintended negative consequences of the current drug control regime, and assesses the costs and benefits of alternative approaches.
- Transnational Institute – TNI calls for a new paradigm to tackle drug abuse based on harm reduction, effective alternative development, revision of international drug control conventions and full respect for human rights.
- Transform Drug Policy Foundation – Transform promotes effective and humane systems of drug regulation.
- Law Enforcement and Harm Reduction Network – LEAHRN provides information on how police and harm reduction services can work together more effectively.
- TalkingDrugs – TalkingDrugs is an online space to share stories and insights to help find better ways to control illicit drugs and prevent them from causing excessive harm.
- Release – Release is the UK centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law, and campaigns for changes to the UK drug policy to bring about a fairer and more compassionate drug policy legal framework.
- Drug Policy Alliance – DPA is the US leading organisation promoting alternatives to the current drug control regime that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.
- Drug War Facts – Drug War Facts offers useful facts, cited from authoritative sources, to inform the drug policy debate.
- Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network – The Network promotes the human rights of people living with, and vulnerable to, HIV through research, legal and policy analysis, education, advocacy and community mobilisation.
- Australian Drug Foundation – ADF is Australia’s leading body committed to preventing alcohol and other drug problems in communities around the nation.
- TNI/WOLA Drug Law Reform in Latin America – This project promotes more effective and humane drug policies through dialogue and up-to-date analysis of developments in Latin America.
- International Harm Reduction Development Programme – IHRD works to reduce HIV and other harms related to injecting drug use and to press for policies that reduce stigmatisation of illicit drug users and protect their human rights.
- Harm Reduction International – HRI (former IHRA) is the leading international NGO promoting policies and practices that reduce the harms from all controlled substances.
- Eurasian Harm Reduction Network – EHRN is a regional network promoting humane, evidence-based harm reduction approaches to drug use in Eurasia.
- MENAHRA – MENAHRA supports, develops and advocates for harm reduction approaches in the field of drug use, HIV, public health and social exclusion.