Uma rede global para a promoção dum debate aberto e objetivo sobre a política de drogas
The objective of this UNODC report is to further the understanding about the mechanics of illicit trade in the East Asia and the Pacific region: the how, where, when, who, and why of selected contraband markets affecting the region.
The study, soon to be published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, assessed changes in the availability of five substances commonly used among people who inject drugs (IDUs) in Bangkok between 2009 and 2011.
Rumah Cemara, with the support of Youth Rise, has successfully involved 50 young people who use drugs in a community- based programme that provides peer services for people affected by drug use and HIV in Bandung, Indonesia.
ANPUD finds a recent attempt to advocate for compulsory “rehabilitation” centres founded on faulty arguments and dubious research that poses a direct threat to the human rights of people who use drugs and the dignity of society at large.
24 years old Margarita Charykova was arrested in December 2012 in Moscow. She is facing up to ten years imprisonment for possession of the pain-killer, which was mixed with a home-made psychotropic stimulant.
UNODC and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will join forces to promote grass-roots development and alternative livelihoods in poor rural communities dependent on the cultivation of illicit drug crops.
In Burma poppy cultivation grew 17% last year, according to UNODC and around 300,000 households in the country are currently engaged in its cultivation, Burma is now feeling increased pressure to tackle its drugs problem.
In February 2013, Rumah Cemara organised a capacity building training for 10 officers from Banceuy narcotics prison in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, to improve their knowledge on HIV, TB, drug dependence, etc.
The cultivation of drugs is a sign of poverty rather than a sign of wealth. Rather than a “war,” the treatment of the drug problem must be approached as development, security and health issues, the panelists of the workshop “Drugs and Development: Punishing the Poor” said.