The changing rhetoric from UNODC – of flexibility and health-based policies – is very much welcomed, but the debate needs clearer legal analysis and more extensive normative guidance than the document currently provides.
Former President of Switzerland, Ruth Dreifuss, and former President of the Portuguese Republic, Jorge Sampaio, call for nations to set up a new international drug strategy for the twenty-first century.
For Washington and the UN drug control bureaucracy, the extent to which the ongoing drug-control reforms across the Americas are pushing the boundaries of the global legal framework laid down in three UN drug-control conventions has become a delicate issue.
This report provides a summary of what was discussed this year, and attempts to provide some analysis of the key interconnected discussions, debates, emerging issues of concern and recurring themes at the CND.
Organized crime and illicit criminal activity undermined essential institutions like the rule of law and delivery of education and health, the United Nations leading expert on drugs and crime told the Economic and Social Council today.
This note summarizes what was said during the informal luncheon roundtable convened by the United Nations University in July to measure the impacts of drug policy choices on development trajectories and outcome.