Items tagged with UN drug control

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Human Rights and drug policy [01.01.2020] The Transnational Institute (TNI) has always believed in the need to find global answers to global problems, been a strong defender of multilateralis...
The UN Drug Control Conventions [31.12.2019] For more than ten years, TNI’s Drugs & Democracy programme has been studying the UN drug control conventions and the institutional architecture of th...
The elegant way to end global cannabis prohibition: Inter se modification [18.10.2018] Countries that embrace legal regulation find themselves in breach of international law. In this video, we explain a strategy to resolve those treaty ...
Canada's legalization of marijuana could hurt farmers in poorer countries [17.10.2018] For decades poor farmers in countries like Jamaica and Morocco have risked the wrath of governments to grow cannabis as a cash crop. But as Canada be...
IDPC response to the INCB Annual Report for 2017 [08.10.2018] In the approach to the 2019 Ministerial Segment and its review of international drug control, the INCB’s Annual Report for 2017 is arguably of specia...
Seek drug reform within international law: Tom Blickman [01.10.2018] Dating back to the latter part of 1800s, precisely in 1894-95, the Indian Hemp Drugs Commission consisting of medical experts of Indian and British o...
On the road towards the 2019 Ministerial Segment [25.09.2018] UN member states have agreed to hold a Ministerial Segment immediately prior to the 62 nd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) ‘to take ...
Why some U.S. allies didn’t sign up for Trump’s pledge to fight drugs [24.09.2018] President Trump began his week at the UN General Assembly with an event seeking to prompt action against the global drug trade. “The call is simple,”...
Trump kicks off UN general assembly with ‘problematic’ drug policy document [24.09.2018] Donald Trump has kicked off the 2018 United Nations General Assembly by announcing what experts have labelled a problematic agreement to tackle the w...
Veneer of consensus masks deep disagreement on global drug policy [22.09.2018] On September 24, President Trump will begin his appearance at the UN General Assembly by hosting an event on the “World Drug Problem.” Only delegates...
Trump administration plans U.N. meeting to ramp up the international drug war [18.09.2018] The Trump administration will open a week of high-level meetings at the United Nations General Assembly in New York with a drug policy event featurin...
Russia cites UN body to blast Canada’s cannabis legalization [28.06.2018] Opponents of the Trudeau government’s plan to legalize marijuana in Canada are getting some unexpected if, perhaps, unwelcome support from the Russia...
Misuse of opioids such as tramadol and fentanyl is 'global epidemic', report finds [27.06.2018] The misuse of pharmaceutical opioids is fast becoming a “global epidemic”, with the largest quantities being seized in African countries for the seco...
More drugs, more deaths, more damage... [26.06.2018] In 2012, Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, referred to current drug control efforts as something akin to riding a stationary bicycle. " One ke...
Better to Ask Forgiveness Than Permission [15.06.2018] In recent years, the international debate on drug policy reform has intensified, and with it has come a productive exchange of information between ac...
Jeff Sessions is really going to hate the World Health Organization’s first-ever marijuana review [08.06.2018] The World Health Organization met in Geneva, Switzerland, to review a first-of-its-kind report on the health and safety of cannabis, and President Do...
Hearing on Bill C-45 as it relates to Canada’s international obligations [19.04.2018] The international dimensions of Bill C-45 are of utmost importance not only for Canada itself but for many countries around the world that are moving...
“The drug market is thriving” while the Commission on Narcotic Drugs limps along [08.04.2018] “The drug market is thriving” is one of the key messages in UNODC’s 2017 World Drug Report. This is an important admission from the UN’s lead agency ...
Canada’s next steps on cannabis and the UN drug treaties [29.03.2018] Ever since the introduction of Bill C-45, questions have been swirling concerning Canada’s position relative to the UN drug control conventions: conv...
UN Human Rights Council reaffirms role of human rights in international drug policy debate [28.03.2018] Last Friday evening, 23 March 2018, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council concluded its 3-week long session by voting to adopt a Resolution re...
Balancing Treaty Stability and Change [22.03.2018] Legal tensions are growing within the international drug control regime as increasing numbers of member states move towards or seriously consider leg...
Regulating Cannabis in Accord with International Law: Options to Explore [16.03.2018] As a growing number of countries move towards legal regulation for non-medical cannabis, governments are pushing the boundaries of the three UN drug ...
Cannabis Regulation and the UN Drug Control Treaties [07.03.2018] Significant cannabis policy reforms are taking place that pose considerable challenges to the international legal framework for drug control, and beg...
Uruguay leads world in cannabis regulation but US law intrudes [28.02.2018] Uruguay was the first country in the world to fully regulate the cannabis market and so break free from a global prohibitionist regime that has preva...
Aligning Agendas [22.02.2018] In April 2016 the UN General Assembly convened a special session on the world drug problem in order to review and evaluate existing drug control poli...
Evaluating global drug control [25.01.2018] In March 2017, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) adopted Resolution 60/1 in which it called on the UNODC to ‘strengthen and streamline its exist...
If the U.S. legalizes marijuana, what happens to its international drug treaties? [10.01.2018] When Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded a Barack Obama-era federal policy that allowed recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington, he di...
US turns to Trump targets – UN, China and Mexico – for help in opioid crisis [07.01.2018] The president declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency, with most recent government estimates suggesting the more than 64,000 fatal overd...
Yes, legalizing marijuana breaks treaties. We can deal with that [11.12.2017] Buzzing in the background of Canada’s debate on cannabis legalization is the issue of the three UN drug control treaties, and what to do with them. T...
Guyana to host consultations on marijuana use [03.11.2017] Guyana will host a consultation on the use of marijuana as part of the efforts by Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments to conduct in-depth resea...
More than 25 million people dying in agony without morphine every year [12.10.2017] More than 25 million people, including 2.5 million children, die in agony every year around the world, for want of morphine or other palliative care,...
Edging forward [30.09.2017] Diplomatic processes at the United Nations are notoriously slow and difficult, perhaps increasingly so in a modern world of multi-polar geopolitics a...
After blowing July 1 deadline, Canada seems likely to legalize pot while ignoring UN treaties [19.07.2017] Since a July 1 deadline to start withdrawing from international narcotics treaties has passed, the federal government is left with fewer, and much mo...
International cooperation against the world drug problem [19.07.2017] This report prepared by the UN Secretary-General for the 72nd Session of the General Assembly provides an overview of the global situation on drugs, ...
United Nations and World Health Organisation call for drugs to be decriminalised [01.07.2017] The United Nations and World Health Organisation have issued a call for drugs to be decriminalised. Buried in a joint release on ending healthcare di...
Drug Control and Human Rights [01.06.2017] The Health and Human Rights Journal published a special section on Drug Control and Human Rights. This special section examines some of the many ways...
We have waged war on drugs for a century. So who won? [29.05.2017] W hile Rodrigo Duterte was campaigning to be elected president of the Philippines last year, he said on many occasions that he would arrange, if elec...
WHO and UNDP change in leadership: What views on drug policy and harm reduction? [04.05.2017] The UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs held in April 2016 has been organized by the international drug control entities, but has confirmed ...
What comes next? [08.03.2017] The 2016 UNGASS on drugs was hailed as an opportunity ‘to conduct a wide-ranging and open debate that considers all options’. Although the UNGASS fel...
The Case for International Guidelines on Human Rights and Drug Control [08.03.2017] The international drug control treaties contribute directly to an environment of human rights risk and violations. The drug treaties are what are kno...
What comes next? [27.11.2016] The UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs – held in New York in April 2016 – was hailed as an opportunity for the international commu...
Deaths involving fentanyl rise as curbing illicit supply proves tough [17.11.2016] To get in front of production, the State Department and a group of U.S. senators asked the United Nations in October to add to the list of tightly co...
Cannabis and Cannabis Resin [13.10.2016] The scheduling under the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs assumes a scientific justification. However, cannabis and cannabis resin have never been...
Canada faces choice on international drug treaties over legalized pot [02.10.2016] As Canada moves forward with its plan to legalize marijuana, government officials have at least one international conundrum to sort out: what to do a...
IDPC response to the 2015 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board [28.09.2016] The Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB or Board) for 2015 is, like the broader international drug policy debate, colour...
Ketamine should be kept off worldwide illegal drugs list, doctors say [02.09.2016] The powerful tranquiliser ketamine should be kept off a worldwide illegal drugs list despite it being abused by clubbers, doctors are arguing. They s...
The United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem [31.08.2016] In October 2012, the governments of Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico issued a joint declaration calling for a UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGA...
Duterte ready to answer UN queries on drug killings [22.08.2016] President Duterte dared United Nations (UN) experts to come to the Philippines and face him in a public meeting where he would answer all their quest...
Too near our doorsteps: guns and the war on drugs [02.08.2016] The spate of killings in the Phillipines has clearly drawn the divide – on the surface, between the rich and poor, but at the core, between those who...
Dr Gandhi to move Bill to legalise recreational drugs [12.07.2016] Patiala MP Dr Dharamvira Gandhi said that he was working on an amendment to Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act 1985 of India to leg...

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