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2 January 2012

Bolivia, the coca leaf and the right to reserve

Just before ending 2011, Bolivia presented the formal notification to the United Nations secretariat in New York, announcing their re-adherence to the 1961 UN Single Convention, including a reservation on the use of coca leaf in its natural form, such as coca chewing and infusions.
3 January 2012

Mexico's drugs war: Lessons and challenges

For the past five years, Mexico has been engaged in a bloody confrontation with drug gangs. Mexican political scientist Eduardo Guerrero Gutierrez looks at how the struggle is going and the implications for Mexico's presidential election in July.
3 January 2012

The European Drug Prevention Prize

The European Drug Prevention Prize is awarded every two years to three drug prevention projects that fully involve young people, either in the development and implementation of activities, the decision-making, the project management and/or the evaluation.
3 January 2012

UNODC and OSCE join efforts to tackle crime and drugs

UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov today met Lamberto Zannier, Secretary-General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), to discuss a joint action plan that will see the two organizations cooperate in tackling organized crime and illicit drugs.
3 January 2012

Unasur countries discussed on drugs

In November 2011, the South American Council on the World Drug Problem met in La Paz, Bolivia. Delegates from the twelve countries that make up the regional bloc participated.
3 January 2012

Argentina chairs CICAD in 2012

In November, the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission held its 50th session in Buenos Aires. During the meeting the Commission agreed to expand some of its programs to other regions, such as Central America and the Caribbean. The project for the establishment of Drug Treatment Courts and the work of the Inter-American Drug Observatory were also highlighted. 
4 January 2012

Drugs, Security, and Democracy Fellowship

The Drugs, Security and Democracy (DSD) fellowship program supports research on organized crime, drug policy, issues of governance, and associated topics across the social sciences and related disciplines.
8 January 2012

A change of scene in drugs policy in Argentina?

Intercambios reflects on Rafael Bielsa´s appointment at the head of the Argentinian Secretariat for Programming Drug Abuse Prevention and the Fight against Drug Trafficking (SEDRONAR).
9 January 2012

Copenhagen wants controlled cannabis shops

The Copenhagen City Council is pushing ahead with a proposal to decriminalise cannabis, and has set up a committee to investigate the best way to regulate the supply and distribution. The favoured option is for 30 or 40 cannabis shops controlled by the city in which adults may legally buy cannabis. By a margin of 39 votes to nine, the City Council decided to draw up a detailed outline of how the plan would work. Subsequently, the resulting proposal still has to be ratified by the Danish parliament, which has blocked similar movements in the past. But after the national elections in September 2011 the current parliament could support decriminalisation this time around.
16 January 2012

Expanding naloxone availability in Australia

Australia’s first overdose management programme that provides naloxone on prescription to potential overdose victims has been developed and will be implemented in the Australian Capital Territory.