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Support. Don’t Punish – Global solidarity grows to end the drug war

Today, thousands of people from over 240 cities all over the world will unite in solidarity for the 7th Support. Don’t Punish Global Day of Action to call for an…

Belarus amends its drug legislation: What it really means for people caught with drugs

On 13 June 2019, the Belarusian House of Representatives passed amendments to the notorious Article 328 of the country’s Criminal Code. In the new version of the legislation, the lower…

Largest ever civil society delegation attends the African Union meeting on Health, Population and Drug Control in Cairo

Experts and ministers on drug control, health and population from over 20 African countries met in Cairo, Egypt from 29th July to 2nd August for the 3rd Ordinary Session of…

Tackling overdose: Addressing vulnerabilities, empowering communities

By Cyril André* and Juan Fernández Ochoa Across the globe, overdose deaths are skyrocketing. Only in the United States, the number of lives lost to overdose reached a staggering 70,237 in…

Nowhere to hide: It’s high time we measured countries’ performance in drug policy

Traditionally, the UN and governments have measured progress in drug policy in terms of flows and scale; principally the numbers of people arrested, hectares of drug crops eradicated and the…