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Over 10,000 scientists, policy makers, activists, and civil society leaders from over 150 countries are expected to take part in 2017 ICASA, under the theme of "Africa: Ending AIDS-delivering differently".
IDPC draws lessons from a series of interviews with the civil society representatives and provides guidance and recommendations to further strengthen meaningful NGO participation in global drug control debates.
Paranoid Government Disorder is characterised by state paranoia and a pervasive, long-standing suspiciousness and generalised mistrust of civil society. Peter Sarosi discuss its "epidemiology" and "treatment" plans to fight the global repressive trend in governance.
The war on drugs has devastating human and economic costs, fuels macroeconomic illicit markets, and has not suppressed illicit demand for controlled substances, time has come for a new approach to drug policy.
The new Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, pushed for decriminalisation of use of all drugs for personal consumption when he was Prime Minister of Portugal. Could he introduce his comprehensive strategy to reduce drug-related harm on the international stage?
Despite methamphetamine seizures quadrupling between 2008 and 2013, Asia’s harsh anti-drug policies are falling out of step with the rest of the world and are filling prisons with low-level offenders, driving corruption, and fueling black markets.
The USA National Academy of Science provides a comprehensive review of scientific evidence related to the health effects of cannabis and puts forward a research agenda that outlines gaps in current knowledge and opportunities for insight.
Transform argue that a substantial body of evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of heroin-assisted treatment provides useful lessons for managing drug use as a public health challenge and suggests the potential benefits of expanding this type of treatment.
It has been a highly eventful and busy year for IDPC, not least because of UNGASS 2016. We hope that you will enjoy reading this latest progress report that gives an overview of our activities and key achievements during the period April 2015 to March 2016.