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Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan delivered an extremely clear explanation of why traditional repressive drug control strategies need to be reformed – his words should particularly be heeded by those broadly progressive countries who accept the need for reform, but are yet to be persuaded of…
At the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Health, Population and Drug Control, IDPC reiterated the need for Africa to be very active in the global debate, and to have a common voice at the UNGASS and beyond.
Reasons for opposing the amendment to the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 included usage of kratom as a traditional medication, lack of socio-economic considerations, and the need for evidence-based rehabilitation.
On Friday 13th March, the Commision on Narcotic Drugs discussed the possible bringing of ketamine under international drug control, eventually deciding to differ the decision until more information was made available about the substance.