IDPC Publications

A key role and added value of IDPC is the production of policy analysis for a broad range of audiences including academia, civil society and policy makers. The majority of these publications are collaborations with members and partners, and are translated into multiple languages to support and facilitate advocacy.

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31 March 2009

IDPC Advocacy Note - The Political Declaration - A missed Opportunity

The Political Declaration adopted on the 12th March 2009 at the High Level Segment of the 52nd Session of the CND is a framework and a set of priorities for the next 10 years of international drug policy. IDPC and its members have followed with interest the process for reviewing progress against the objectives set at the General Assembly Special Session on Drugs in 1998 - namely, to eradicate or significantly reduce the production of, and demand for, the non-medical use of controlled drugs.
31 March 2009

IDPC Advocacy Note - Civil Society Engagement - UN High Level Segment 2009

Civil society engagement in during the lead up to the UN High Level Segment has been for the first time a properly structured programmed of NGO involvement put in place by the 'Beyond 2008' initiative. Nine regional seminars were held through the first half of 2008, and 300 delegates drawn from these events gathered in Vienna in July 2008 to put together a NGO consensus declaration for presentation to the CND.
3 March 2009

UNGASS News, Issue 7

The seventh of the IDPC's regular "UNGASS News" updates, keeping the network up to speed with developments in the UN drug policy review process is now available, and includes an update on the practical arrangements now in place for the Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the High Level Segment, opportunities for civil society involvement, and a report on the latest round of negotiating meetings preparing the political declaration and annex.
3 March 2009

IDPC Satellite Programme: 52nd CND Meeting 2009

A programme of satellite events to be held by IDPC and its partners to supplement the fifty-second Commission on Narcotic Drugs and its high-level segment is to follow shortly...
31 January 2009

IDPC Media information resource pack on the UN review of global drug policy

This pack has been compiled by the International Drug Policy Consortium to provide information and easily accessible background resources on the key issues relating to the UN review of global drug policy. The articles in this pack have been written by experts in the field of drug policy to highlight the failings of the current global system of drug control and draw attention the upcoming UN review, the outcome of which will shape international drug control for the next 10 years.
29 January 2009

UNGASS News, Issue 6

The sixth of the IDPC's regular "UNGASS News" updates, keeping the network up to speed with developments in the UN drug policy review process is now available, and includes a report on the latest round of negotiating meetings preparing for the High Level Segment of the 2009 Commission on Narcotic Drugs.
4 December 2008

IDPC Coordinator Consultation Document

Ann Fordham has now joined the IDPC as full-time Coordinator. Her initial priority will be to review the Consortium's governance structure and membership criteria in consultation with members. Attached is a consultation paper which includes two proposals.
4 December 2008

UNGASS News, Issue 5

The second negotiating meeting to debate the political declaration to be presented at the High Level Meeting (scheduled for March 2009) took place last week (24/25/26 November).