Items tagged with coca

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Bolivia’s legal reconciliation with the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs [11.07.2011] On 29 June 2011, the Bolivian government denounced the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs as amended by the 1972 Protocol, indicating its inten ...
Treaty guardians in distress [11.07.2011] Just when you start to see glimmers of hope that the troubled UN drug control system is opening up for a change process, its principal guardian the I ...
INCB Regrets Bolivia’s Denunciation of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs [05.07.2011] The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) regrets the decision by the Government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to denounce the Single ...
Bolivia formally renounces UN narcotics convention because it penalizes coca-leaf chewing [30.06.2011] Bolivia's government has informed the United Nations it is renouncing the world body's anti-drug convention because it classifies coca leaf as an ill ...
Bolivia Withdraws from the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs [30.06.2011] The Bolivian government formally notified the UN Secretary General of its withdrawal from the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (as amended by ...
Bolivia’s concurrent drug control and other international legal commitments [30.06.2011] Bolivia’s denunciation of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is not just about one treaty. It is about finding an appropriate balance betwe ...
Bolivia’s denunciation of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs [30.06.2011] Bolivia initially proposed an amendment to article 49, deleting the therein contained obligation that “coca leaf chewing must be abolished”. The arti ...
Bolivia to denounce and rejoin the 1961 UN Single Convention with respect to coca leaf chewing [24.06.2011] Press conference by H.E. Pablo Solon, Permanent Representative of the Plurinational State of Bolivia on the theme, "denounce and rejoin the Single Co ...
Bolivia to withdraw from drugs convention over coca classification [24.06.2011] Bolivia is set to withdraw from an international narcotics convention in protest at its classification of coca leaves as an illegal drug. President E ...
Bolivia Steps Up Campaign at U.N. to Legalise Coca Leaf [30.04.2011] Is coca a dangerous drug that should be tightly regulated, or an essential part of Andean indigenous people's cultural and medicinal heritage? Or per ...
The 2011 Commission on Narcotic Drugs [25.03.2011] The 54th Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) was the first for the new Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Mr. ...
TNI Side Event at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs [24.03.2011] The year 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (CND), the bedrock of the current UN drug control system. TN ...
Lifting the ban on coca chewing [18.03.2011] January 31 marked the close of the 18-month period during which countries could submit objections to Bolivia’s proposal to remove from the 1961 Singl ...
INCB Report: mixed thoughts [02.03.2011] Today the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) released its annual report. I’ve been following the Board for many, many years now, have often ...
Objections and support for Bolivia's coca amendment [01.03.2011] After the closure of the January 31, 2011, deadline to file objections to the Bolivian amendment to remove the ban on coca leaf chewing in the 1961 U ...
Seventeen objections to abolishing the ban on coca chewing [07.02.2011] The final count after closure of the January 31 deadline to file objections to the Bolivian amendment to remove the ban on coca leaf chewing in the 1 ...
D-Day for Bolivia’s coca chewing amendment [31.01.2011] Today is the deadline for countries to submit objections to Bolivia’s proposed amendment to remove the ban on coca leaf chewing in the 1961 UN Single ...
Bolivia fights objections to coca-leaf chewing [28.01.2011] Bolivia will ask the United Nations to organize a conference on coca leaf-chewing if the U.S., Britain and Sweden don't withdraw their objections to ...
Press Conference by Bolivia on Amendment to Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs [28.01.2011] Bolivia would continue its campaign to remove from a United Nations convention a ban on coca leaf chewing and take its case to the Economic and Socia ...
The U.S. Can Still Correct its Position on Bolivia's UN Coca Chewing Amendment [28.01.2011] The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), the Andean Information Network (AIN), and more than 200 other concerned organizations and individuals ...
Coca-chewing Bolivians press for end to UN ban [26.01.2011] Bolivians chewed coca leaves in demonstrations around the country Wednesday to push for a change in a 1961 UN convention to remove a ban on a practic ...
Bolivia launches coca leaf diplomatic offensive [21.01.2011] Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca is on a European tour in a bid to drum up support for taking coca off a UN treaty on banned drugs. Spanish foreig ...
Let them chew coca [20.01.2011] The constraint on fresh thinking was on shameful display this week. A UN convention, reaffirmed in 2009, imposes a blanket prohibition on drugs. This ...
The coca leaf: Storm in an Andean teacup [20.01.2011] The United States’ State Department’s website recommends coca tea for altitude sickness, and its La Paz embassy has been known to serve it to visitor ...
Bolivia energises campaign to legalise coca leaf [19.01.2011] Bolivia and the US set for more battles over the coca leaf as Evo Morales attempts to overturn legality of the indigenous plant. US diplomats are due ...
US objects to Bolivia bid for licit coca-chewing [18.01.2011] The United States will file a formal objection Wednesday to Bolivia's proposal to end the ban on coca leaf-chewing specified by a half-century-old U. ...
Spain will not object to the Bolivian proposal to remove coca chewing from UN convention on drugs [18.01.2011] Spain will not put forward any objection to the Bolivian proposal to remove the obligation to abolish coca chewing from the 1961 UN Single Convention ...
The U.S. Moves to Block Bolivia’s Request to Eliminate U.N. Ban on Coca Leaf Chewing [18.01.2011] The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and the Transnational Institute (TNI) have learned that the United States is moving to oppose, as soon ...
Diplomatic games to oppose lifting unjust ban on coca chewing [16.01.2011] According to the government of Bolivia, the only three countries that did file a formal objection to the amendment of Bolivia to abolish the ban on c ...
U.S. Renews Anachronistic Campaign to Stamp Out Coca Leaf Chewing [14.01.2011] Just one month after President Obama announced that the U.S. would finally sign the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, U.S. official ...
Correcting a historical error [13.01.2011] In 2009, the Bolivian government requested that the United Nations amend the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. The proposed amendment woul ...
Opposing the Coca Chewing Amendment? [13.01.2011] In March 2009, Bolivia's President Evo Morales chewed a coca leaf at the UN High Level session on drugs in Vienna. He announced he would seek the abo ...
Aide-Memoire on the Bolivian Proposal To Amend Article 49 of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs [13.01.2011] In 2009, the President of Bolivia, Evo Morales Ayma, sent a letter to the General Secretary of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, in which the Governme ...
Coca chewing out of the UN convention? [01.03.2010] This briefing offers some background on the issue to amend the UN Single Convention towards a more coherent and realistic stance on the ancient tradi ...
US waves white flag in disastrous 'war on drugs' [16.01.2010] After 40 years of defeat and failure, America's "war on drugs" is being buried in the same fashion as it was born – amid bloodshed, confusion, corrup ...
Coca chewing out of the UN convention? [21.08.2009] On July 30th the Bolivian proposal to amend the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs by deleting the obligation to abolish the chewingof coca lea ...
Stepping away from the darkness [19.08.2009] The Drug War has failed. After more than 20 years of tirelessly pushing for the same policy, the efforts have not been able to bring the expanding il ...
Drug policy reform in practice [14.08.2009] The academic journal Nueva Sociedad recently released an issue to promote the debate in Latin America on drug policy reform. TNI contributed with the ...
Amendment against anti-coca chewing provisions [21.07.2009] In March 2009, Evo Morales sent his formal request to the Secretary General Bang Ki Moon to delete articles 49(c) and 49(e) of the 1961 UN Single Con ...
Coca leaf should be allowed in the UK [05.07.2009] On 12 June 2009, TNI submited a memorandum to the 'House of Commons Select Committee on the cocaine trade' to allow the coca leaf in its natural form ...
Towards a world market for coca leaf? [26.06.2009] When we think of people like Pope Paul VI, the Queen of Spain or Britain’s Princess Anne, most of us do not think of them as criminals. But that is w ...
Submission to the House of Commons Select Committee on the cocaine trade [12.06.2009] The attached summary report addresses the myths that surround the coca leaf and is presented to the Committee members in order to allow them to make ...
Coca Myths [01.06.2009] The coca leaf has been used and misused for many ends, each of them suiting different interests and agendas. Even its very name has been appropriated ...
Coca Myths Summary [01.06.2009] The coca leaf has been used and misused for many ends, each of them suiting different interests and agendas. Even its very name has been appropriated ...
Myth 1: Coca and nutrition [01.06.2009] The use of coca is symptomatic of hunger and malnutrition / Coca is a solution to the world’s hunger problem While for some people, “the use of coca ...
Myth 2: Coca and alkaloids [01.06.2009] Cocaine can easily be extracted from coca leaves / Coca leaves contain no cocaine To some people, “cocaine can easily be extracted from coca leaves”, ...
Myth 3: Coca and addiction [01.06.2009] The use of coca produces a form of drug dependence / The use of coca will cure dependence on cocaine and crack To some people, “the use of coca produ ...
Myth 4: Coca and the Environment [01.06.2009] Coca cultivation is devastating the rainforest / Coca is an ideal crop for poor soils in the tropics and will be cultivated everywhere once declared ...
Myth 5: Coca and society [01.06.2009] Coca farmers should be identified as drug traffickers / Coca farmers only grow coca to satisfy traditional indigenous uses It is in the social realm ...
INCB elections [20.05.2009] On Monday the 18th, at the UN-ECOSOC session in New York, elections took place for six members of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB). Th ...

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