Date: Monday 15 October 2018
Time: 12pm – 1pm
Venue: Reception Room, ACT Legislative Assembly
RSVP: through Eventbrite at https://tinyurl.com/tinasti-general
Following on from launching Uniting’s Fair Treatment Campaign at Sydney Town Hall by Global Drug Commissioner Sir Richard Branson with over 2000 people, the Global Commission on Drug Policy will be in Canberra on Monday 15 October 2018.
The Global Commission on Drug Policy was established in 2011 by political leaders, cultural figures, and globally influential personalities from the financial and business sectors. The Commission currently comprises 22 members, including 12 former Heads of States or Government and two Nobel Peace Prize laureates. Its mission is to promote evidence-based drug policy reforms at international, national and regional levels. These reforms must promote public health, social integration and safety goals, with a strict regard for human rights.
We invite you to join us for a Canberra Drug Policy Series special event – A Luncheon with Dr Khalid Tinasti, Executive Secretary, Global Commission on Drug Policy.
This objectives of the event are to:
- Understand the role and function of the Global Commission on Drug Policy including its five pathways to drug policies that work
- Learn about the Global Commission on Drug Policy’s new report: Regulation: The Responsible Control of Drugs.
- Stimulate drug policy discussions and a deeper understanding of Australia within the global drug policy context
- Reflect on Canberra’s current approach to drug policy, including the context of the cannabis law reform draft exposure bill Drugs of Dependence (Personal Cannabis Use) Amendment Bill 2018 under consultation
The event will include a presentation from Dr Kalid Tinasti, followed by questions and comments from attendees.
This is special event of The Canberra Drug Policy Series which brings international speakers, cutting-edge ideas and stimulating conversations about drug policy to our city. The Canberra Drug Policy Series is brought to you by ATODA, Uniting and ANU School of Sociology.
We hope to see you there, and please don’t hesitate to get in touch if we can provide any information or assistance related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues in the ACT by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 6249 6358.