IDPC evaluates the impacts of drug policies implemented across the world over the past decade, assessing progress made towards the 2019 goals and concluding on the need to move away from punitive approaches.
The report finds that, despite loud declarations made by the international community in 2009, the past ten years has seen big rises in the scale of illegal markets, and the harms that they cause to individuals and communities.
IDPC outlines the key issues for consideration by member states as they reflect on what has been achieved since the adoption of the 2009 Political Declaration and Plan of Action and the implications for the next phase of the international drug policy regime.
Despite international law enforcement spending billions on countering the cultivation of crops of opium poppy, coca and cannabis, there has been no reduction in supply or increase in price, and purity has risen.
While we acknowledge that the statement represents limited progress in some areas, we regret that it repeats the mistakes of the past and was negotiated in the absence of a genuine and honest evaluation of the past decade, since the adoption of the 2009 Political Declaration and Action Plan on…
L'ex-directeur du Fonds mondial de lutte contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme s'est dit « ... frappé par la mauvaise foi » de la récente Déclaration ministérielle sur les politiques des drogues.