The governments of Switzerland, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico and the Global Commission on Drug Policy will join in for an event on the impact of the world drug problem on human rights during the 26th session of the Human Rights Council.
Canadian Students For Sensible Drug Policy will be hosting its 7th Annual National Conference, providing a platform for stakeholders to share ideas, exchange knowledge, and organise for future actions.
This event aims to review progress since the formal launching of the Civil Society Task Force (CSTF), as well as areas of opportunity for greater involvement of key communities at the 2016 UNGASS on drugs.
At the occasion of this event, United Nations University will launch an open letter by the scientific community to advise those attending the UNGASS 2016 on the evidence-based successful approaches to drug policy.
The changing rhetoric from UNODC – of flexibility and health-based policies – is very much welcomed, but the debate needs clearer legal analysis and more extensive normative guidance than the document currently provides.