A wide range of information is available on drug policy issues on a number of specialist websites. This is a selection of the most useful websites, ranging from official UN websites to civil society advocacy websites.

UN agencies

Regional governmental bodies

Non-governmental organisations

  • Global Commission on Drug Policy – The Commission, composed of high-level policy makers, brings to the international level an informed, science-based discussion about humane and effective ways to reduce drug-related harms.
  • West Africa Drugs Commission – With the support of leading experts, the Commission analyses the problems of trafficking and dependency in order to deliver policy recommendations.
  • Count the Costs – This new campaign calls upon world leaders to quantify the unintended negative consequences of the current drug control regime, and assesses the costs and benefits of alternative approaches.
  • Law Enforcement and Harm Reduction Network – LEAHRN provides information on how police and harm reduction services can work together more effectively.
  • TalkingDrugs – TalkingDrugs is an online space to share stories and insights to help find better ways to control illicit drugs and prevent them from causing excessive harm.
  • Drug War Facts – Drug War Facts offers useful facts, cited from authoritative sources, to inform the drug policy debate.
  • Harm Reduction International – HRI (former IHRA) is the leading international NGO promoting policies and practices that reduce the harms from all controlled substances.
  • MENAHRA – MENAHRA supports, develops and advocates for harm reduction approaches in the field of drug use, HIV, public health and social exclusion.