Drugreporter’s video advocacy team filmed key speeches and interviewed some of the participants at the UN's drug meeting in Vienna – please watch and share our movie!
UN Drug policy
While Colombia and the Czech Republic spoke up for drug policy reform at the opening day of the CND, others such as Russia or Thailand prefer the status quo and oppose any changes.
The UNGASS draft document still does not reflect the realities of the war on drugs, but continues to dream about a drug-free society, just like 20 years ago.
Watch Drugreporter’s new video, marking the launch of the Consensus Statement from the International Network of People Who Use Drugs.
Norway claims to have a progressive drug policy – but does it really? Our guest author from NORML Norway thinks otherwise.
Drugreporter is now accepting entries to a poster contest about the alternatives of punitive drug policies.
Drug users demand governments to lift the ban on opiate substitution treatment and remove criminal sanctions of drug use – a speech delivered by Daria Mogucheva on behalf of the Eurasian Network of People Who Use Drugs at the civil society hearing in preparation of the UNGASS on drugs, to be held in April.
A speech delivered by Olga Szubert on behalf of the Harm Reduction International at the ongoing civil society hearing at the UN Headquarters in New York. The hearing aims to update member states in preparations for the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs, to be held in April.
Governments are not only shying away from reforming global drug policy, but failing to even mention harm reduction in the first draft of the UNGASS outcome document. Civil society must stand up for harm reduction!
Seeing the reluctance of world leaders, will civil society finally stand up for itself and say enough with the human rights abuses and suffering caused by the war on drugs? Read the opinion of Jerry Dorey, our volunteer. If you have an opinion on this subject, please send it to us!