Most of us predicted a dull Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) this year, but it turned out to be surprisingly eventful – a pleasant surprise for veterans, if still frustratingly opaque for those looking for open and vibrant debate.
HAART prevents HIV transmission because it dramatically decreases HIV-1 RNA levels in biological fluids. Efforts to expand HAART to IDUs should be redoubled in an effort to realize both the individual and public health benefits of HAART.
As always, the CND represents an intensive period of engagement for IDPC; preparations involved producing practical and logistical material to support the civil society presence at the event, as well as the planning of IDPC side events and strategic interventions, briefings and orientation…
The GuardianMixmag drugs survey followed last Sunday's Observer article which reported that mephedrone is more popular now than when it was banned. What is clear and confirmed in the drugs survey, is that banning mephedrone was at best ineffective. It is therefore heartening that member states at…
Welcome to the second edition of the IDPC Drug Policy Guide. The Guide brings together global evidence and examples of best practice to provide guidance on the review, design and implementation of national drug policies.
Recent years have seen a growing unwillingness among increasing numbers of States parties to fully adhere to a strictly prohibitionist reading of the UN drug control conventions. Such behaviour has been driven by a belief that non-punitive and pragmatic health oriented domestic policy approaches…
This UNAIDS briefing concludes that curtailing HIV epidemics requires access to HIV prevention and treatment, and evidence-informed, rights-based combination interventions that protect and support people who inject drugs.
In March, the CND will gather in Vienna, Austria, to discuss the international drug situation and the implementation of the UN drug control conventions. This webpage will be updated regularly to provide updates on the CND meeting.
UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov today met Lamberto Zannier, Secretary-General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), to discuss a joint action plan that will see the two organizations cooperate in tackling organized crime and illicit drugs.
The European Drug Prevention Prize is awarded every two years to three drug prevention projects that fully involve young people, either in the development and implementation of activities, the decision-making, the project management and/or the evaluation.
This paper seeks to analyse the content and implications of resolution 52/1 of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs of the United Nations (UN) titled ‘‘Promoting international cooperation in addressing the involvement of women and girls in drug trafﬁcking, especially as couriers’’.
Drug policy is too often abstract. Government policy makers and Vienna-based diplomats spend much of their time debating drug law ideology, while forgetting the realities of people badly hurt by the laws and policies they create.
By Ross BellExecutive Director, New Zealand Drug Foundation
The fellowship seeks to develop a concentration of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant outcomes and membership in a global interdisciplinary network. The deadline for applications in 20 January 2012.
A new report by UNODC ranks amphetamine-type stimulants as the world's second most widely used type of drug after cannabis. Offering the most comprehensive and current analysis of the situation, the 2011 Global ATS Assessment notes that the expansion of the drug's trade and the high criminal…