OHCHR present their report to the Human Rights Council on the impact of the world drug problem on human rights, urging policymakers to shift towards a health and human-rights centred approach to drug policy.
While the legalisation of psychedelics is a positive step toward global drug policy reform, it must not be at the expense of Indigenous communities, who have used psychoactive plants for emotional, physical, and spiritual healing for centuries.
As momentum for drug policy reform grows in Colombia, the growers of northern Cauca insist on a clear demand: that profits from legal regulation do not go to armed groups or big business, but to the growers themselves.
The Paradigma Youth Coalition present their response to the 2023 World Drug Report, emphasising the importance of involving young people in shaping progressive drug policies with evidence-based approaches, inclusivity and harm reduction at their core.
IDPC and ICEERS argue that the right of Indigenous Peoples to grow, use, possess, heal, and travel with their ancestral plants should be enshrined as a part of a right to health free from racial discrimination.
The conference was an exhilarating space for sharing and learning from harm reductionists from across the globe, reflect on pending challenges, and envision ambitious futures for our movement and communities.