Kofi Annan: Stop 'war on drugs'

Countries need to try regulating some drugs legally to stop organized crime
Kofi Annan and Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Tuesday, November 5, 2013

kofi-annan-unEach year, hundreds of thousands of people around the world die from preventable drug-related disease and violence. Millions of users are arrested and thrown in jail. Globally, communities are blighted by drug-related crime. Citizens see huge amounts of their taxes spent on harsh policies that are not working. But despite this clear evidence of failure, there is a damaging reluctance worldwide to consider a fresh approach. The Global Commission on Drug Policy is determined to help break this century-old taboo. See IDPC Press Release.