A global network promoting objective and open debate on drug policy
The report seeks to understand how to manage the harms caused by drugs in a way that minimises negative societal and personal impacts—and how to fundamentally uproot the prohibitive, militarised drug-control approach that remains entrenched in the region.
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.
While the insurgency steals the headlines, a separate and growing problem remains "under the radar" in Thailand's South; the number of injecting drug users (IDU) is on the rise and their rights and quality of life are being eroded.
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.
In 2010, after a two-year boom of legal highs businesses on Polish high streets, the government decided to crack down on this trade. However, despite their efforts, the imposed ban has had little effect.
This paper intends to support the discussions of the high-level review by presenting global trends on the evolution of the drug problem since the adoption of the Plan of Action and by making some reflections on the way forward.