114 civil society organisations from around the world welcome the Uruguayan Senate’s approval of a law to regulate cannabis. This vote makes Uruguay the first national jurisdiction in the world to regulate the production, trade, sale and use of cannabis.
A leaked international drug policy document obtained this week reveals the United States is increasingly isolated as the European Union calls for harm reduction and Venezuela says prohibition is fueling violence
In advance of a historic United Nations summit to review the international drug control system, the former UN Secretary-General and the former President of Brazil highlight the failure of current strategies in a groundbreaking op-ed and encourages leaders to “change course.”
Activists in 26 cities around the world, as London, Paris, Nairobi, Dodoma, Seville, Mexico City, Mostar, Ohrid or Oslo, take to the streets in an historic day of action to raise awareness of the harms caused by the ‘war on drugs’ in the SUPPORT. DON’T PUNISH Day of Action to coincide with the United Nations’ International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
The review was mandated by Heads of State at 2012 Summit of the Americas. The new study should enrich the already-vibrant hemispheric debate over drug policy alternatives, including the option of legal, regulated markets for cannabis.
Key health organisations are celebrating the ACT Government’s decision to include a Needle and Syringe Exchange Program as part of its broader strategy for management of blood borne viruses (BBVs) in the ACT’s prison
Las organizaciones de América Latina y las que trabajamos en la región, pertenecientes al IDPC, instamos a la comunidad internacional sobre la necesidad de evaluar con nuevos indicadores el impacto las políticas actuales, y debatir alternativas.