To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, the Beckley Foundation published a public letter calling for a new approach in drug policy. The letter was published in British press in the Guardian, was written about by the Telegraph and the Daily Mail and received publicity in Polish press. Signed by a group of 60 major thinkers, Nobel Prize winners and celebrities including Sting, Yoko Ono and seven former presidents, this letter calls on members of the public and of Parliament to recognize that "improving our drug policies is one of the key policy challenges of our time."

The letter with a full list of signatories can be found on the Beckley Foundation's newly launched website for the Global Initiative for Drug Policy Reform

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