The Global Drug Policy Index is the first tool of its kind to document, measure and compare countries’ drug policies worldwide. The Index assesses both policies on the books and implementation on the ground. Countries are scored on the basis of transparent, up-to-date and reliable data. The higher the score, the more drug policy in that country aligns with the United Nations Common Position on drug policy. The Index is available from Monday, 8 November (00:01 CET - GMT+1) at

National launch events are organised as part of the Index's dissemination plans across the globe, including:

Global Drug Policy Index - Scotland launch
Monday, 8 November 2021 | 16:00 - 17:30 | Timezone: Edinburgh, Scotland

With: Dr Anna Ross (University of Edinburgh / DrugScience), Jamie Bridge (IDPC), Kirsten Horsburgh (Scottish Drugs Forum), Mark McGivern (Daily Record), Ronnie Cowan (SNP MP)

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Global Drug Policy Index - Australia launch
Tuesday, 9 November 2021 | 19:30 - 20:30 | Timezone: Sydney, Australia

With: Prof. Alison Ritter (DPMP - UNSW), Penny Hill (VNGOC / SSDP), Jake Docker (AIVL), A/Prof. Kate Seear (ARCSHS / Latrobe University), Nick Kent (SSDP), A/Prof. Odette Spruijt (APLI), David Shoebridge (Australian Greens), Fiona Patten (Reason Party), Annie Madden (2SqPegs / HRA).

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Introducing the Global Drug Policy Index - Event at the 'Constellations' festival
Wednesday, 17 November 2021 | 13:00 - 14:30 | Timezone: London, United Kingdom

With: Colleen Daniels (HRI), Matt Wall (GDPO / University of Swansea), John Melhus (Norwegian Association for Humane Drug Policies), Vicki Hanson (Interdisciplinary Centre for Cannabis Research at the University of the West Indies), Bernice Apondi (VOCAL-Kenya)

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Seminar daring: Sosialisasi indeks kebijakan narkotika global (Dalam bahasa Indonesia) 

Kamis, 19 November 2021 | 10:00 - 11:30 | Timezone: WIB

Dr. iur. Asmin Fransiska, S.H., L.L.M. (Dekan Fakultas Hukum Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya), Putri Tanjung (WHRIN), Aditia Taslim (INPUD)

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Foro Virtual | México: Una política de drogas reprobada a nivel global (en español)
Lunes, 22 de noviembre de 2021 | 12:00 | Huso horario: Ciudad de México

Con: Jorge Lule (CMDPDH), Amaya Ordorika (ReverdeSer Colectivo), Rubén Díazconti (Clínica CONDESA), Claudia Raffull (UNAM), Frida Ibarra (MUCD)

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Global Drug Policy Index : Launch in Thailand (in English & Thai) 
Tuesday, 23 November 2021 | 09:00 - 12:30 | Timezone: Bangkok, Thailand

With: Gloria Lai (IDPC), Dr Krisanaphong Poothakool (Rangsit University), Verapun Ngammee (Ozone Foundation)

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Global Drug Policy Index : Launch at the UNITE Global Summit
December, 7 December 2021 | 14:00 - 15:30 | Timezone: GMT

With: Colleen Daniels (HRI), Beatrix Vas (Youth RISE/UNITE), Catherine Cook (HRI), Mariam Jashi (Policymaker - Georgia / UNITE), Fiona Patten (Victorian Legislative Council, Australia), James Agalga (Parliament of Ghana), Erika Hilton (São Paulo City Council, Brazil)

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