How did the international drug control system arise, why has it proven so durable in the face of failure, and is there hope for reform? These are the questions that were discussed at the October event organised by LSE.
The resolution incorporates the proposal of President Felipe Calderon on the necessity of holding a General Assembly Special Session to review current policies and strategies to confront the global drug problem. The session will take place at the beginning of 2016.
The campaign 'Breaking the taboo' highlights that the war on drugs has failed and that it is time to reform drug policies. It calls for governments to break the taboo on drug policy debates and reform.
Busted: You Have The Right NOT To Remain Silent is a documentary project that aims to contribute to the international debate about drug policies and drug law reform. They are launching a raising campaign via crowdfounding to support the film.
The Global Commission on Drug Policy (GDCP) met in the Polish capital in October to discuss the disappointing impact of the war on drugs on public health in Eastern Europe, and the prospects for change around the world.
Mexico's new president has outlined a security strategy aimed at reducing drug-related violence that, rhetorically at least, contrasts starkly with the emphasis his predecessor placed on using force to go after the cartels.
The Mexican government enacted a controversial law aimed at giving recognition and recourse to tens of thousands of victims of the drug-related violence that has raged across the nation for the last six years.
The European and French Forums for Urban Security are organising, in partnership with the city of Nantes, a European conference called “Excessive alcoholism amongst youths in public spaces: the mobilisation of European cities towards a common strategy”.
IDHDP will be hosting a session where policies on treating stimulant use, particularly crack cocaine, will feature along with what new thinking needs to take place to stem the terrible violence taking place in South American producer and transit countries.