In 2016, a Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGASS) will be held on the topic of drugs. This follows the previous Special Sessions held in 1998 and 2009, and comes at a time when the ineffectiveness of current drug policies is being hotly debated in many parts of the world, and a number of countries and territories have adopted new and innovative arrangements for regulating cannabis.
IDPC offers an overview and analysis of the UNGASS, covering the adoption of the UNGASS outcome document, the plenary, roundtables and side events, as well as civil society engagement in and outside the UN building.
The three former presidents of Nigeria, Chile and Switzerland speak with one voice on the consequences of the drug policy in these past years and on the way forward, learning from the past experiences.
IDPC offers an overview and analysis of the key issues discussed and debated during the regular segment of the 59th CND and the special segment on preparations for the UNGASS 2016, including during various side events and NGO dialogues.