The objectives of development should be integrated into drug policies, particularly in developing countries. Crop eradication should not be carried out unless alternative livelihoods and the infrastructure on which they depend have been put in place first. In addition, the effectiveness of drug policies must be gauged against developmental and human security criteria.
Antonio Maria Costa (Executive Director of UNODC) produced a significant discussion paper for the 2008 51st CND, in which he explores some of the unintended consequences of the international drug control system, and makes suggestions for the future.
This report includes a wide range of examples in which human rights standards and norms are infringed as a result of state activities pursued in the name of drug control. This clearly demonstrates the need for close attention to this issue within the UN system.
The authors of this book come from abroad variety of professional and geographical backgrounds. they examine barriers to health and social services - and ways to overcome them - in their respective working environments. The diversity of contributions produces rich information and provides an…
TNI Drug Policy Briefing No. 24, September 2007The report points out that the main policy instruments aiming to tackle opium production in Afghanistan - eradication of opium poppy fields and implementing alternative livelihoods projects - are missing their targets.