Items tagged with civil society

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The United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem [31.08.2016] In October 2012, the governments of Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico issued a joint declaration calling for a UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGA...
Lack of progress and transparency at the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs [26.04.2016] The first meeting of UNGASS since 1998 was supposed to be a game changer in prodding the lumbering and often draconian UN drug policy regime into ser...
Opponents of the War on Drugs are not satisfied with the UN's plan to end it [13.03.2016] After decades of prohibition, 2016 could be the year governments around the world admit that the war on drugs has failed. Or, just as easily, they co...
UNGASS 2016: What prospect for change? [18.02.2016] With the UN’s drug control policy setting bathed in opaque diplomatic light, civil society advocates are left looking for the subtleties of language ...
IDPC recommendations for the "ZERO DRAFT" of the UNGASS outcome document [22.07.2015] Preparations are gathering pace for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs, to be held on the 19th to 21st April 2016 ...
Civil society urges EU leadership on drug policy ahead of UNGASS [20.07.2015] The Budapest Group is a network of European NGOs working in the field of drug policy reform, including Harm Reduction International, the Global Drug ...
The 2015 Commission on Narcotic Drugs [14.06.2015] The international drug control regime is facing the most profound challenge of its existence. Member states have for some time been experimenting wit...
The Road to UNGASS 2016 [14.04.2015] On 19th to 21st April 2016, there will be a United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) held in New York, dedicated to the issue of drug...
The road to the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs in 2016 [27.01.2015] UN forums in recent years have witnessed more and more governments expressing their frustrations with the failing global war on drugs. This failure g...
Call to Action: Support Global Drug Policy Reform [25.06.2009] Call to Action World Drug Day, 26 June 2009 As the United Nations launches the 2009 World Drug Report this week, more than 40 international groups an...
UNGASS review reaches critical stage [03.11.2008] Transnational Institute, November 2008 The review of the objectives and action plans agreed at the 1998 UNGASS on Drugs has reached a critical stage....
Beyond 2008: Final Declaration and Resolutions [23.07.2008] The Beyond 2008 NGO Forum was held in Vienna, Austria from July 7-9, 2008. It was the final step in the global consultation of NGOs involved in respo...
Beyond 2008 video [23.07.2008] Wednesday, 23 July 2008 From 7-9 July, 2008, 300 delegates met in Vienna for the Beyond 2008 NGO Forum meant to provide civil society input for the 1...
Beyond 2008 – a truly remarkable event [12.07.2008] Earlier this week, 7-9 July, 300 delegates met in Vienna for the Beyond 2008 NGO Forum meant to provide civil society input for the 10-year UNGASS re...
Ten Years [07.07.2008] Today over 300 NGOs from around the world, including TNI, are meeting in Vienna for 'Beyond 2008 - A Global Forum on the 1998-2008 Review of the Unit...
High Level Meeting on AIDS [11.06.2008] Wednesday 11 June 2008 The 2008 High Level Meeting on AIDS opened on June 10 at the United Nations headquarters in New York under the theme 'Uniting ...
The Cannabis Debate: Polak vs Costa [27.05.2008] Antonio Costa, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and Frederick Polak, a Dutch psychiatrist have been engaged in an ...
European Parliament in favour of licit use of coca leaf [28.04.2008] On April 23, 2008, the European Parliament approved a report by MEP Giusto Catania on the Green Paper on the role of civil society in drugs policy in...
Commenting Mr. Costa's opening remarks [21.03.2008] The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) made some interesting video news items on the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. In this one leading civils soc...
Statements at 2008 CND [17.03.2008] Several government and UN officials as well as civil society organisations made interesting statements at the 51st session of the Commission on Narco...
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...
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 International Narcotics Control Board [29.02.2008] This briefing paper brings together material and analysis from a number of recent reports that raise questions about the role and functioning of the ...
Closed to Reason [21.02.2008] A report published in March 2007 by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the Open Society Institute Public Health Program, strongly criticises the...
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...
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...
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 ...
SCOPE: Strategy for Coca and Opium Poppy Elimination [14.03.1998] UNDCPs 1998 plan to eradicate the cultivation of both coca and opium poppy by the year 2008 was a rare opportunity to re-think current drugs efforts....

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