This report documents both the wastefulness of ineffective policies and the missed opportunity of failing to invest in policies and programs that embody good public health practice and human rights norms.
This UNODC report covers basic concepts and information on substances under international control including definitions of scientific terms, common street names, commonly used forms, routes of administration, and desired or adverse effects.
The second edition of the Alternative World Drug Report demonstrates that the current approach is creating crime, harming health, and fatally undermining all “three pillars” of the UN’s work – peace and security, development, and human rights.
This IDPC advocacy note raises some persisting concerns and proposes some additional comments and recommendations intended to support the ongoing negotiations process around the UNGASS outcome document.
In this report, IDPC offers recommendations based on evidence and examples of good practice to inform a shift in policy responses to drug use in Asia away from criminalisation and punishment, and towards public health and harm reduction.