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Commission on Narcotic Drugs

We Have Consensus Houston!

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

One of the unreported key events in the mainstream media at the recently concluded 57th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna was the coming together of scientists from all over the world.

Postcard From Vienna: Europe's Stance on International Drug Policy

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Michel D. Kazatchkine

Europe is a major consumer of drugs, and thus a major driver of the drug market. It is also the home of some of the best examples of evidence-based, people-centered, public health-driven policies and was a leader in the early and large-scale implementation of harm reduction.

U.N. Misses Opportunity to Address Failed Drug War

James Gierach | Posted 05.19.2012 | World
James Gierach

The world is fraught with too much violence, too much crime, too much addiction, too many overdose cases, too many prisons, too many bullet holes, too many AIDS cases, and too many bills related to prohibition. The war on drugs has proved to be public enemy number one.

Real Change or Changing Rhetoric? Monitoring the Shift in US Drug Policy

Allan Clear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allan Clear

Since President Obama's election, the Office of National Drug Control Policy has been making noises about a shift in approach and priorities towards addressing drugs and drug problems.

Most Improved (Drug Policy) Player: The USA

Allan Clear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allan Clear

One of the thematic threads holding together the 53rd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (the CND is the UN's global drug policy body) was th...

Reforming Drug Treatment in the US: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Allan Clear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allan Clear

If the US is serious about addressing stigma and discrimination against people who use drugs, it needs to come up with a plan to do so without stigmatizing and discriminating against them.