A global network promoting objective and open debate on drug policy
Legal systems which encourage openness and transparency, promote comprehensive anti-discrimination codes, and treat consensual behaviour by adults in private as a matter beyond the reach of the criminal code tend to have much greater success in dealing effectively with HIV.
The international AIDS community is mourning the deaths of more than 100 AIDS activists and researchers whose plane was shot down over Ukraine and who were travelling to Melbourne for a global AIDS conference.
Organized crime and illicit criminal activity undermined essential institutions like the rule of law and delivery of education and health, the United Nations leading expert on drugs and crime told the Economic and Social Council today.
This report provides a summary of what was discussed this year, and attempts to provide some analysis of the key interconnected discussions, debates, emerging issues of concern and recurring themes at the CND.
The report aims at helping the international community to address the toll that illicit drug production, trafficking and consumption continues to take on all our societies, by providing a global overview and analysis of developments.