Items tagged with UN drug control

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Just Say Coca [30.10.2006] Bolivian president Evo Morales recently implored the United Nations to give the coca leaf a new life. A former coca farmer himself, Morales asked the ...
The 2006 World Drug Report: winning the war on drugs? [01.09.2006] This briefing paper looks at the issues raised by the publication in June of the latest World Drug Report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and C ...
International Drug Control: 100 Years of Success? [26.06.2006] In its 2006 World Drug Report, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) struggles to construct success stories to convince the world that the global ...
Coca Yes, Cocaine No? [01.05.2006] A decade-old demand to remove the coca leaf from strict international drugs controls has come to the fore again. Time has come to repair an historica ...
Beyond Punitive Prohibition [01.03.2006] The primary objective of this paper is to evaluate whether the drug conventions permit states to experiment with alternatives to the punitive prohibi ...
The UN Drug Control Debate [24.10.2005] The 48th session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), 7-11 March 2005 in Vienna, was plagued by controversy about the legitimacy of harm red ...
Global Trends. Lessons from Vienna [20.06.2003] Martin Jelsma analysed the 2003 UNGASS mid-term review and drew some important conclusions for the 10-year review in 2008: "Alliances have to be cons ...
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 ...
Coca, Cocaine and the International Conventions [01.04.2003] It is no understatement to claim that there are few plants subject to such tensions as the coca leaf, either in legal and political circuits, or in t ...
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 ...
Geo-political and cultural constraints on international drug control treaties [01.04.2003] It is a noble and worthy step to attempt to change the drug control treaties, but this is likely to take a long time and it may not be the essential ...
The Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the United Nations International Drug Control Programme [01.04.2003] Meetings of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) are no forum for debate and change. The author, a former senior officer of the United Nations Inte ...
Alternative development: an introduction [01.03.2003] Alternative Development programmes, aimed at encouraging peasants to switch from growing illicit drugs-related crops, play an important role in UN dr ...
Challenging the UN drug control conventions [01.03.2003] Increasing numbers of sovereign states are beginning to review their stance on the prohibition based UN drug control conventions. Recent years have 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 ...
European Cannabis Policies Under Attack [01.04.2002] A strong attack against the European practice of 'leniency' regarding cannabis use and possession took place at the United Nations Commission on Narc ...
Alternative Development and Drug Control [08.01.2002] What can Alternative Development interventions realistically hope to achieve, given the growing demand for illicit drugs and the continuing prevalenc ...
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 ...
Lessons To Learn [02.06.1998] The United Nations Drugs Control Programme (UNDCP) is rallying support for the UN General Assembly Special Session to Counter the World Drug Problem ...
Caught in the Crossfire [01.06.1998] Drugs control is one of the most controversial issues of the late twentieth century. US-led efforts to wage a ‘war on drugs' have focused on wiping o ...
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 ...
The WHO Cocaine Project [03.03.1995] In 1995 the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) announced in a press r ...
Report of the Commission of Enquiry on the Coca Leaf [01.05.1950] In 1961 the coca leaf was listed on Schedule I of the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs together with cocaine and heroin. The inclusion of coca ...

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