Are 60 years of the global ‘war on drugs’ are a reason to celebrate?

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As the annual meeting of the UN CND opens with a commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, the legal foundation of the international drug control regime, International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) report shows that there is little cause for celebration.

The new report reveals the widening chasm between UN commitments on health and human rights, and the devastation brought about by punitive drug policies on the ground. Using wide-ranging data from UN, academic and civil society sources, the report illustrates the horrific human toll of the ‘war on drugs’ over the past five years, made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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