Items tagged with 1998 UNGASS

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The UN’s war on drugs is a failure [02.04.2016] A policy of prohibition has put the drugs trade in the hands of criminals and led to suffering for millions. 2008 was the year that the world didn’t ...
UNGASS 2016: Prospects for Treaty Reform and UN System-Wide Coherence on Drug Policy [29.02.2016] This paper explores key lessons from the 1990 Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Drug Abuse (UNGASS 1990) and the 1998 Special...
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 ...
A new deal on drugs is as vital as a climate change accord [30.01.2016] Standing on the podium at the United Nations in New York in June 1998, Kofi Annan declared: "It is time for all nations to say 'yes' to the challenge...
UNGASS 2016: Prospects for Treaty Reform and UN System-Wide Coherence on Drug Policy [28.04.2015] This paper explores key lessons from the 1990 Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Drug Abuse (UNGASS 1990) and the 1998 Special...
"Impossible" to end drug trade, says Calderón [23.11.2012] Ending the consumption and the trafficking of illegal drugs is “impossible”, according to Felipe Calderón, Mexico’s outgoing president. In an intervi...
The drug war comes full circle [03.06.2011] The most striking name on the list is that of Kofi Annan. As secretary general of the United Nations in 1998, Kofi Annan presided over a special Unit...
Political Declaration already ridiculed [08.03.2009] News about the disappointing content of the Political Declaration to be adopted at the High Level Segment of the 52nd Commission on Narcotic Drugs (C...
Refreshing Costa's memory [08.06.2008] Today, June 8, it is 10 years ago that the world leaders gathered in New York for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the...
SCOPE: Proposal by the UNDCP, 1 December 1997 [24.02.2008] FOR PARTICIPANTS ONLY E/CN.7/1997/PC/CRP.11 1 December 1997 ORIGINAL: ENGLISH FOR COMMISSION ON NARCOTIC DRUGS ACTING AS PREPARATORY BODY FOR THE SPE...
TNI: Cracks in the Vienna consensus [17.04.2003] In a first analysis of the outcomes of the 2003 UNGASS mid-term review in April 2003, TNI concluded that the outcomes were very disappointing. The ab...
Drugs in the UN system [01.04.2003] The "international community" presented an apparent unanimity in its endorsement of prohibitive drug control at the United Nations General Assembly S...
Breaking the Impasse [01.07.2002] The past decade has seen an increasing polarisation between divergent trends in global drug policies. On the one hand, there has been an escalation i...
New Possibilities for Change in International Drug Control [01.12.2001] The Executive Director of the Office of Drug Control and Crime Prevention (ODCCP), Pino Arlacchi, will resign mid-2002. Mr. Arlacchi's position becam...
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...
Cheerleaders Against Drugs [08.06.1998] Manhattan is filled this week with world leaders attending a well-intentioned but misdirected United Nations conference on drugs. With drugs more ple...
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 ...
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 ...
UNGASS Resolutions on the world drug problem [22.02.1998] Resolutions and declarations adopted at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS) in New York, June 8-10...
Strategy for Coca and Opium Poppy Elimination [04.02.1998] An International Strategy to Eliminate the Illicit Cultivation of Coca Bush and Opium Poppy (SCOPE) Commission on narcotic drugs acting as preparator...

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