Drug policies have traditionally sought to suppress supply and deter use through the application of punitive laws. Today, there is a growing recognition that these drug policies have not only failed to reach their objectives but have resulted in a great deal of collateral damage. Drug policy must be reformed to focus on health, human rights and development objectives, with the aim of making the market less harmful rather than necessarily reducing its size.
When: Wednesday, 4 December 2019 - 12:15 - 14:30
Where: Palais des Nations, Room XXVII
In November 2018 the first ever UN common position on drugs was adopted with the aim to guide approaches across the United Nations system and step up efforts to ensure that no one is left behind. This event…