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27 July 2009

US House of Representatives remove ban on needle exchange

The US House of Representatives have voted in favour of lifting the ban on the use of US federal funds for needle exchange. Challenges remain but this is an important step in changing US public policy on harm reduction measures.
15 July 2009

The Netherlands reviews its tolerant approach to drug policy

A Dutch review of national drug policy has called for a number of key changes and focuses on four key points: concern about drug use among young people (particularly the very young), a more restrictive approach to coffee shops, tougher measures against organised crime and the establishment of a drugs authority.
5 July 2009

US announces change of policy in Afghanistan

At a side event of the recent G8 meeting of Foreign Ministers, the US envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, described what seems like a significant shift in US tactics towards opium poppy cultivation and trafficking in Afghanistan.
25 June 2009

INPUD blogs at the UNAIDS PCB meeting

INPUD has been blogging in their role as NGO observers to the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB). Check out their blog which also covers other international events and conferences of relevant to drug policy.
24 June 2009

Call to Action: Support Global Drug Policy Reform

As the UN launches the 2009 World Drug Report, more than 40 international groups and experts worldwide today issued a call to action that presses governments to adopt a humane approach to drug policy. IDPC has signed the call as a coalition.
24 June 2009

UNODC launches 2009 World Drug Report

The report was launched in Washington, D.C., by UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa and the newly appointed Director of the United States Office of National Drug Control Policy, Gil Kerlikowske.