Items tagged with UN drug control

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Long life to coca leaf! [13.03.2008] With a “Causachun coca! (quechua), viva la coca. Long life to coca leaf!” the vice -minister of Foreign Affairs of Bolivia ended his intervention on ...
Intervention of Bolivia at the 2008 Commission on Narcotic Drugs [12.03.2008] With a "Causachun coca! (quechua), viva la coca. Long life to coca leaf!" the vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Bolivia Hugo Fernandez ended his in ...
Bolivia to defend coca leaf at UN [10.03.2008] Bolivian officials at a conference on illegal drugs in Vienna are planning to ask the UN to remove the coca plant from its list of dangerous drugs. T ...
Blessing in disguise? [09.03.2008] Yesterday, President Evo Morales of Bolivia sent a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon rejecting the recommendations of the International Narc ...
Letter Evo Morales to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon [08.03.2008] In response to the 2007 annual report of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), which called on countries to 'abolish or prohibit coca lea ...
Our studies will confirm the certainty of our assertions [08.03.2008] Recently, TNI put online the Report of the Commission of Enquiry on the Coca Leaf, that was published in 1950 and provided the rationale for the incl ...
Hearing at the European Parliament [07.03.2008] Peter Sarosi of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union reports on the hearing at the European Parliament organized by the Alliance of Liberals and Democr ...
UN needs to chew on its drug policy [07.03.2008] In an article in the National Post from Canada, journalist Steve Edwards mocks the wisdom of the INCBs recent recommendation to 'abolish or prohibit ...
Peru and Bolivia revolt against the INCB [06.03.2008] Cocaleros in Bolivia threathen to occupy the installations of the United Nations in the country as well as those of Coca Cola in El Alto in protest a ...
UN needs to chew on its drug policy [06.03.2008] We don’t ban beer and spirits because some folk abuse alcohol. Yet as part of its bid to stamp out illicit cocaine consumption, the United Nations dr ...
INCB: controversial statements on coca leaf [05.03.2008] Read here the full text of the controversial statements on coca leaf included in this year's Annual Report of the INCB. Some highlights: > "The Board ...
INCB & Coca [05.03.2008] When the INCB Annual Report for 2007 – under embargo until March 5 – started to circulate about a month ago, I was in complete shock after reading th ...
Recalibrating the Regime [04.03.2008] This new report, co-authored by the HR2 team, looks at the tensions between some aspects of the global drug control system and international human ri ...
An inspirational proposal from Ecuador [03.03.2008] On 21-23 February we organised our now seventh ‘informal drug policy dialogue’, this time in collaboration with the Ecuadorian government and with WOL ...
UNGASS ten years on [01.03.2008] Weaknesses in the United Nations drug control system have often been identified, related to the functioning of the key organs – the UN Office on Drug ...
The resolution of ambiguities regarding coca [01.03.2008] The international legal status of the coca leaf and of its traditional uses in the Andes has long been ambiguous and contested. While the Internation ...
UN Drug Conventions Reform [24.02.2008] TNI briefing for the 2003 UNGASS mid-term review March 2003 The backbone of the United Nations drug control system consists of three UN Drug Conventi ...
Unique in International Relations? [21.02.2008] In a new report released in February 2008 by the International Harm Reduction Association (IHRA), the INCB comes in for some heavy criticism for bein ...
UN: conflicting views on harm reduction [18.02.2008] Conflicting views and policies within the UN system on harm reduction have become a major concern. Consistency in messages is crucial especially wher ...
The World Drug Report 2007 [31.07.2007] This IDPC Briefing reviews the data in the latest report from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime on the state of the global market, criticises the clai ...
UNGASS review 2008-2009 [31.03.2007] The 50th Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), held in Vienna from 12-16 March 2007 was the last such event before the watershed year of 2008, when the ...
De-vilifying the coca leaf [09.03.2007] Venezuelan funding of new coca leaf processing factories in Bolivia has renewed discussion on the future of licit coca products and US and Bolivian r ...
Sending the wrong message [01.03.2007] The INCB, rather than making harsh judgements based on a selective choice of outdated treaty articles, should use its mandate more constructively and ...
Just Say Coca [30.10.2006] Bolivian president Evo Morales recently implored the United Nations to give the coca leaf a new life. A former coca farmer himself, Morales asked the ...
The 2006 World Drug Report: winning the war on drugs? [01.09.2006] This briefing paper looks at the issues raised by the publication in June of the latest World Drug Report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and C ...
International Drug Control: 100 Years of Success? [26.06.2006] In its 2006 World Drug Report, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) struggles to construct success stories to convince the world that the global ...
Coca Yes, Cocaine No? [01.05.2006] A decade-old demand to remove the coca leaf from strict international drugs controls has come to the fore again. Time has come to repair an historica ...
Beyond Punitive Prohibition [01.03.2006] The primary objective of this paper is to evaluate whether the drug conventions permit states to experiment with alternatives to the punitive prohibi ...
The UN Drug Control Debate [24.10.2005] The 48th session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), 7-11 March 2005 in Vienna, was plagued by controversy about the legitimacy of harm red ...
Global Trends. Lessons from Vienna [20.06.2003] Martin Jelsma analysed the 2003 UNGASS mid-term review and drew some important conclusions for the 10-year review in 2008: "Alliances have to be cons ...
TNI: Cracks in the Vienna consensus [17.04.2003] In a first analysis of the outcomes of the 2003 UNGASS mid-term review in April 2003, TNI concluded that the outcomes were very disappointing. The ab ...
Coca, Cocaine and the International Conventions [01.04.2003] It is no understatement to claim that there are few plants subject to such tensions as the coca leaf, either in legal and political circuits, or in t ...
Drugs in the UN system [01.04.2003] The "international community" presented an apparent unanimity in its endorsement of prohibitive drug control at the United Nations General Assembly S ...
Geo-political and cultural constraints on international drug control treaties [01.04.2003] It is a noble and worthy step to attempt to change the drug control treaties, but this is likely to take a long time and it may not be the essential ...
The Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the United Nations International Drug Control Programme [01.04.2003] Meetings of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) are no forum for debate and change. The author, a former senior officer of the United Nations Inte ...
Alternative development: an introduction [01.03.2003] Alternative Development programmes, aimed at encouraging peasants to switch from growing illicit drugs-related crops, play an important role in UN dr ...
Challenging the UN drug control conventions [01.03.2003] Increasing numbers of sovereign states are beginning to review their stance on the prohibition based UN drug control conventions. Recent years have s ...
Breaking the Impasse [01.07.2002] The past decade has seen an increasing polarisation between divergent trends in global drug policies. On the one hand, there has been an escalation i ...
European Cannabis Policies Under Attack [01.04.2002] A strong attack against the European practice of 'leniency' regarding cannabis use and possession took place at the United Nations Commission on Narc ...
Alternative Development and Drug Control [08.01.2002] What can Alternative Development interventions realistically hope to achieve, given the growing demand for illicit drugs and the continuing prevalenc ...
New Possibilities for Change in International Drug Control [01.12.2001] The Executive Director of the Office of Drug Control and Crime Prevention (ODCCP), Pino Arlacchi, will resign mid-2002. Mr. Arlacchi's position becam ...
A Lost Opportunity [15.06.1998] United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS) New York, 8-10 June 1998 The "United Nations General Assembly Spec ...
Cheerleaders Against Drugs [08.06.1998] Manhattan is filled this week with world leaders attending a well-intentioned but misdirected United Nations conference on drugs. With drugs more ple ...
Lessons To Learn [02.06.1998] The United Nations Drugs Control Programme (UNDCP) is rallying support for the UN General Assembly Special Session to Counter the World Drug Problem ...
Caught in the Crossfire [01.06.1998] Drugs control is one of the most controversial issues of the late twentieth century. US-led efforts to wage a ‘war on drugs' have focused on wiping o ...
Full scope on the War on Drugs [30.04.1998] An elderly cleaning lady enters the huge empty UN aula in New York with her polishing cart, to get the venue spic-and-span for an important upcoming ...
Background briefing on UNGASS [24.03.1998] Background on the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drug Control Martin Jelsma TNI Briefing, March 1998 The "Special Session of the ...
The WHO Cocaine Project [03.03.1995] In 1995 the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) announced in a press r ...
Report of the Commission of Enquiry on the Coca Leaf [01.05.1950] In 1961 the coca leaf was listed on Schedule I of the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs together with cocaine and heroin. The inclusion of coca ...

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