Items tagged with burma

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Advocacy group calls for reform of Burma’s drug laws and policies [17.02.2017] The Drug Policy Advocacy Group (DPAG) has called for a reform of Burma’s drug laws, demanding new policies focusing on the rehabilitation of drug use...
Asia is still just saying no to drugs [14.01.2017] Harsh penalties for drug offences are common across Asia. The sorts of alternatives now favoured in the West, such as diverting addicts to effective ...
The Global Forum of Producers of Prohibited Plants (GFPPP) [27.10.2016] The voices of affected communities involved in the cultivation of coca leaf, opium poppy and cannabis plants are lacking in the global debate on drug...
Found in the dark [20.10.2016] Some 400 people were charged with being “found in the dark” in Yangon, Myanmar in the first five months of 2015 alone. The charge carries a prison te...
'Found in the Dark' [14.09.2016] To address its serious drug use problems, Myanmar should change its drug policy towards a harm reduction approach. Instead of a repressive approach, ...
Will Myanmar’s economy ever kick its opium habit? [26.08.2016] A recent report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) estimates Myanmar had 55,000 hectares of poppies under cultivation in 2015, m...
Thailand’s novel approach to drugs could offer lesson to neighbors [07.08.2016] Forward thinking is not what one has come to expect from the conservative military regime running Thailand for the past two years. But a government w...
The opium bulbs of Myanmar: drug crop or lifeline for poor farmers? [21.06.2016] An estimated 133,000 households in Myanmar, mainly found in impoverished, remote regions, last year grew poppies across 55,500 hectares (about 137,00...
Opium poppy farmers reject crop ban, war on drugs [25.01.2016] Opium poppy farmers from Myanmar attending an international conference on “prohibited plants” have rejected a ban on growing their crops and urged an...
Third Myanmar Opium Farmers’ Forum [10.09.2015] Current drug control polices in South-east Asia are repressive and criminalise opium farmers, greatly affecting the lives of communities cultivating ...
Exploring the land-drugs nexus [03.06.2015] "For many communities in Myanmar who grow opium, for them opium is not the problem, it is the solution to their problems," said local project consult...
Current State of Counternarcotics Policy and Policy Reform Debates in Myanmar [28.04.2015] This paper explores the current state of counternarcotics policy and policy reform debates in Myanmar. It analyzes the main trends in drug production...
Improving global drug policy: Comparative perspectives and UNGASS 2016 [28.04.2015] As the world prepares for the 2016 Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS 2016), an increasing numb...
Myanmar returns to what sells: Heroin [03.01.2015] A decade ago, Myanmar seemed on course to wipe out the opium fields and heroin jungle labs along its eastern border, the notorious Golden Triangle. T...
Bouncing Back [30.04.2014] TNI's indepth examination of the illegal drug market in the Golden Triangle, which has witnessed a doubling of opium production, growing prison popul...
First Southeast Asia Opium Farmers Forum [16.12.2013] In July 2013 TNI and Paung Ku organised the First Southeast Asia Opium Farmers Forum, bringing together some 30 representatives of local communities ...
Financing Dispossession - China’s Opium Substitution Programme in Northern Burma [20.02.2012] China’s opium crop substitution programme has very little to do with providing mechanisms to decrease reliance on poppy cultivation or provide altern...
ATS and Harm Reduction [04.11.2011] Problematic use of amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) has become a significant health and social problem in East and Southeast Asia, in particular the...
Amphetamine Type Stimulants and Harm Reduction [01.10.2011] Little is known about the methamphetamine market in the region, but there are strong indications that the situation is deteriorating with substances ...
Alternative Development or Business as Usual? [01.11.2010] The Chinese Government's opium substitution programmes in northern Burma and Laos have prompted a booming rubber industry, but the beneficiaries have...
Global Illicit Drug Markets 1998-2007 [15.03.2009] This report commissioned by the European Commission, found no evidence that the global drug problem has been reduced during the period from 1998 to 2...
Bangkok Dialogue [18.02.2009] The Transnational Institute (TNI) and the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) co-hosted the First Southeast Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue, 12-14...
Trees for Ecstasy [04.02.2009] Many people believe that ecstasy is merely a synthetic drug that is manufactured solely with chemicals, so-called precursors. However, the main raw m...
The ATS Boom in Southeast Asia [15.01.2009] In the 1990s, Southeast Asia experienced a boom in the production and consumption of amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS), in particular methamphetamine...
Withdrawal Symptoms in the Golden Triangle [09.01.2009] Drug control agencies have called the significant decline in opium production in Southeast Asia over the past decade a 'success story'. The latest re...
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 ...

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