There is a dire need for environmental justice in drug policy – and to put the issue of drug cultivation on the radar of environmental and climate organisations. This must be done with the active involvement of those who depend on illicit crops for their livelihoods.
Ethan Nadelmann (former director of the Drug Policy Alliance), discusses the many facets of our relationship to drugs by talking with people who dedicate their lives to studying and shifting society's responses to them.
International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.
This event will showcase 10 years of supporting global and regional civil society and community-led networks, reflect on the value of its participatory funding model, and highlight what community-led networks have achieved and can achieve in the future for the HIV response when provided with long-term core support.
The 65th Session of the CND was characterised by tensions resulting from Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the increasingly vocal support for a human rights-approach by most UN representatives, and the resilient engagement and sharp interventions by civil society.
This collection of papers on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the 'UN Joint Statement on Compulsory Drug Detention and Rehabilitation Centres' offers pathways for concerted action to achieve health and human rights for all people whose lives involve drugs.
The UNODC Secretariat of the Governing Bodies (SGB) is inviting all interested NGOs to attend a briefing about the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) and the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ).
The UNHCHR stresses the importance of removing punitive legal and policy frameworks; reducing stigma and discrimination; and addressing gender inequalities and related violence to achieve global commitments in relation to HIV 2030.
24 human rights experts co-sign this compelling call for Member States and international bodies to supersede their current drug policies with a comprehensive, restorative and reintegrative justice approach.
HRI, IDPC and CDPE shed light on the impacts of punitive drug policies on racialised communities, including in relation to policing and criminalisation, and to limited access to health, harm reduction, treatment and social services.