Tensions are rising in Burma with respect to the cease-fire agreements with ethnic minority groups along the northern border. Cease-fire groups have put their armed forces on high alert. Ethnic conflict must be resolved in order to bring about a lasting political solution in Burma.
La Oficina de las Naciones Unidas contra la Droga y el Delito (ONUDD) publicó su último informe sobre la situación del mercado mundial de los estupefacientes ilegales, el Informe Mundial sobre las Drogas 2009, el día 24 de junio. Fue la primera edición de lo que se presenta como la publicación…
The findings from this report confirm that training of drug users constitutes a valuable resource in the management of opiate overdoses and growth of peer interventions that may not otherwise be recognised or addressed.
This evaluation was commissioned by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in order to ‘measure the results achieved by Beyond 2008 in bringing NGO’s voice to the ten-year review of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Illicit Drugs (UNGASS).
The RIOTT (randomised injectable opioid therapy trial) project run by the Institute of Psychiatry in London presented an initial overview of its data at a conference this week. The trial compared treatments using optimised oral methadone, injectable methadone and injectable diamorphine
This Beckley Briefing compares the drug situation in a number of developed countries presenting data to stimulate further research and provide information for analysts and policy makers for more effective drug control.
TNI's article gives inputs for the Latin American drug policy reform debate by providing an overview of European drug policy practices regarding harm reduction, decriminalisation and tolerant approaches to cannabis.
The sixth meeting of the Informal Drug Policy Dialogue series, a joint initiative of the Andreas Papandreou Foundation and the Transnational Institute, took place in Kolymbari-Chania, Crete, on 22 and 23 May, 2009.
This briefing provides an overview of the IDPC side event held in the margins of the annual ECOSOC meeting in Geneva on 7th July 2009. Michel Sidibe, Executive Director of UNAIDS and Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director of the Global Fund both spoke out strongly in favour of system-wide…
Three Italian NGOs, Forum droghe/Fuoriluogo, Antigone, Società della ragione, have recently released a “White Book”, to illustrate the effects of drug legislation on the penal system (from 2006 until 2007).
A new report from the European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction focuses on Methamphetamine. The report discuss the drug in both global and European contexts, gives some historical background and examines initiatives to respond to its growing prevalence.
This paper explains how the cease-fire agreements in Burma came about, and analyses the goals and strategies of the cease-fire groups. It also discusses the weaknesses the groups face in implementing these goals, and the consequences of the cease-fires.