In this presentation, IDPC called for integrated drug strategies, with an increased focus on public health, social inclusion and economic development, through robust institutional structures at the UN level.
During a special thematic debate on drugs and crime as a threat to development, Mr. Fedotov said that with the 2015 deadline approaching to take stock of global progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, there is an increasing recognition that organized crime and illicit drugs…
With the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking once again upon us, we reflect upon yet another year in which governments have failed to recognize the disastrous consequences and failures of the global “war on drugs.”
There is an epidemic of HIV, and with it an epidemic of bad laws - laws that effectively criminalize being HIV positive. At the TEDxSummit in Doha, TED Fellow Shereen El-Feki gives a forceful argument that these laws, based in stigma, are actually helping the disease spread.
Five members of the Kyrgyz Parliament visited Iran on a study tour from 11th to 14th June 2012 to get acquainted with Iranian practices of harm reduction, particularly with methadone maintenance treatment among people who use drugs.
The alcohol and drug treatment system needs to be transformed from providing complex and episodic services to one that supports people to make positive changes in their lives when they decide to seek help for an alcohol or drug problem.
The Danish parliament has voted in favour of legalising the operation of supervised consumption rooms. Denmark is the first country to have passed legislation to regulate the operation of such facilities.
In response to increased harm associated with prescription drug misuse and addiction in Canada, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) is convening a group of national experts to identify evidence-informed strategies to address this complex issue.
For those studying Afghanistan, the drugs trade is such a pervasive feature of the nation’s economy, politics, security and society that separating it from counter-insurgency (COIN) and diplomatic efforts is simply unthinkable. Yet the subject of…
The United States National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) bring together leading US, European and international experts this week to take stock of the global ‘new drugs’ phenomenon.