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 ...
UN Common Position on drug policy [01.12.2019] In November 2018, the UN System CEB adopted the ‘UN system common position supporting the implementation of the international drug control policy thr ...
Regulating Drugs: Resolving Conflicts with the UN Drug Control Treaty System [29.11.2019] There are good reasons to legally regulate drugs markets, rather than persist with efforts to ban all non-medical uses of psychoactive substances. Re ...
Growers' voices at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs [25.11.2019] From 16 to 18 October 2019, representatives of member states, intergovernmental organisations, and civil society attended the 6th Intersessional Meet ...
Nowhere to hide [30.10.2019] Traditionally, the UN and governments have measured progress in drug policy in terms of flows and scale; principally the numbers of people arrested, ...
ACT dope laws ‘flout UN treaty statutes’ [28.10.2019] The UN narcotics agency has warned that the ACT Labor government’s move to legalise cannabis in the national capital had put Australia in violation o ...
A global revolution in attitudes towards cannabis is under way [29.08.2019] Uruguay paved the way when it legalised cannabis in 2013. But it is the reform in Canada, a G7 member, that has done most to heighten international t ...
Luxembourg legal pot plan violates UN rules [24.07.2019] Luxembourg met a possible hurdle in legalising cannabis as a parliamentary question brought to light that the current plans are in violation of inter ...
Illegal drug classifications are based on politics not science – report [26.06.2019] Illegal drugs including cocaine, heroin and cannabis should be reclassified to reflect a scientific assessment of harm, according to a report by the ...
Global marijuana trade is still five to seven years off, but Canada aims to be world's cannabis king [17.06.2019] Cam Battley believes that in the not-too-distant future, his company — one of Canada’s largest licensed producers — will be exporting a “significant ...
China nominates Hong Kong occupy-era police chief for UN post [05.06.2019] China nominated a former Hong Kong police chief to lead the UN’s drug crimes division, the first time it has sought a global post since detaining Int ...
Cannabis regulation and local authorities in Europe [31.03.2019] Local and regional authorities across Europe are confronted with the negative consequences of a persisting illicit cannabis market. Increasingly, loc ...
The campaign for a 'drug-free world' is costing lives [20.03.2019] Drug control efforts across the world are a threat to human dignity and the right to life. The first problem lies with the founding aspiration of the ...
Major UN report condemns punitive drugs policies [15.03.2019] A new report from the United Nations System Coordination Task Team describes punitive drug policies as “ineffective in reducing drug trafficking or i ...
The WHO’s First-Ever Critical Review of Cannabis [15.03.2019] The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD or Expert Committee) released in January 2019 the outcomes of the fir ...
The UN Chief Executives Board unanimously endorses decriminalisation of people who use drugs [11.03.2019] The Chief Executives Board of the UN, representing 31 UN agencies, has adopted a common position on drug policy that endorses decriminalisation of po ...
UN report on Myanmar opium crop criticized [06.03.2019] The recently-released "Myanmar Opium Survey 2018" by the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) distorts reality, accuses ethnic rebels wh ...
What is required for Jamaica to export its hi-grade ganja [11.02.2019] Jamaica’s decriminalisation of ganja in 2015 brought with it many expectations, one being the ability to export its hi-grade herb. With a relatively ...
WHO recommends rescheduling cannabis in international law for first time in history [08.02.2019] The World Health Organization has suggested that cannabis should be removed from Schedule IV of the 1961 UN Single Convention given the mounting evid ...
Tramadol: Three cheers for the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence [06.02.2019] In November 2018, the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) held its 41st meeting in Vienna. The ECDD is a committee that operates under the aus ...
Legalization of recreational marijuana will result in international sanctions – PM [30.11.2018] St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) cannot legalize marijuana for recreational purposes without facing sanctions internationally. And persons who say ...
Connecting the dots... [26.10.2018] How can we resolve the tensions between current drug control policies and states’ human rights obligations? The international human rights framework ...
Russia warns Canada cannabis legalization will lead to increased trafficking [23.10.2018] Russia has denounced Canada's cannabis legalization, calling it "unacceptable" and contrary to international laws, and saying it will lead to increas ...
Taking stock of a decade of failed drug policies [22.10.2018] Ten years ago, UN member states set themselves a target ‘to eliminate or reduce significantly and measurably’ the illicit cultivation, production, tr ...
Report says the UN's global 'war on drugs' has been a failure [22.10.2018] The United Nations' drug strategy of the past 10 years has been a failure, according to a major report by the International Drug Policy Consortium (I ...
Taking stock: A decade of drug policy [22.10.2018] ‘Taking stock: A decade of drug policy’ evaluates the impacts of drug policies implemented across the world over the past decade, using data from the ...
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 62nd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) ‘to take s ...
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 kee ...
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 ...

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