“We are driven by a sense of urgency. There is a widespread acknowledgment that the current system is not working, but also recognition that change is both necessary and achievable. We are convinced that the 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) is an historic opportunity to discuss the shortcomings of the drug control regime, identify workable alternatives and align the debate with ongoing debates on the post-2015 development agenda and human rights.”
— Fernando Henrique Cardoso; Former President of Brazil (1994-2002)
Momentum for reform is building. The 40-year outdated drug policies regarding effective treatment, availability, governance, and overall legalization have been inefficient, costly, and held our global society captive for long enough.
What is UNGASS 2016?
In short, the drug policies current in place are an utter and absolute failure. A half a century of exacerbated death, violence, crime, and blatant racism in the name of capitalism and greed have caused nothing but strife to millions.
Members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy (from left): Branson, Annan, Zedillo, Cardoso, Gaviria, Dreifuss, Kazatchkine, Sampaio and Stoltenberg
Read the Executive Summary to learn more about the recommendations being put forward, pathways to reform, and the prominent individuals on the committee with whom are leading this forward motion.
For the children: In a fairytale setting, the movie 'The War On Drugo' explains the disastrous war on drugs by telling the story of a dragon banished from an ancient kingdom, and how people that spent time with the dragon were thrown in jail.
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