The global web movement, Avaaz, has launched a major campaign on the issue of drug policy. The aim of the campaign is to gather at least 1 million signatures calling on UN Secretary General Ban ki Moon to set out a new direction for national and international policies on controlled drugs. The petition will be presented to the UN in New York on 2nd June, to coincide with the publication of the report of the Global Commission on Drug Policy.

The Avaaz campaign has three core messages:

  • The war on drugs has failed. Read more.
  • Alternative approaches are feasible and can give better results. Read more.
  • It is high time to break this taboo and pursue a new direction.

We urge you all to read the Avaaz statement and support the campaign!

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