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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5 July 2009

IDPC Briefing Note - The 10-year review of the United Nations Drug Control System: Difficult questions remain for member states and UN system wide coherence

IDPC produced this briefing note for the ECOSOC high level meeting in July 2009. The political declaration of the CND, adopted by consensus, masks deep divisions between member states and contains elements that bring UN drug control policy into conflict with the work of UNAIDS, the development agencies, and the human rights apparatus.
17 June 2009

IDPC Briefing on UK Launch of Drugs and Democracy Report

On 28th May 2009, Chatham House hosted the UK launch of Drugs and Democracy: Toward a Paradigm Shift – the report of the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy. The report calls for the engagement of civil society and public opinion so that a debate on safer, more efficient and humane drug policies can take place.
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.