10 years of global drug policy: What have we learnt and where are we heading?
Highlights from the March 2019 UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs
Thank you all for joining us for the first Canberra Drug Policy Event of 2019: 10 years of global drug policy: Highlights from the March 2019 UN Commission on Narcotics Drugs held on Wednesday 10 April at University House.
This was another successful and booked-out event of The Canberra Drug Policy Series.
At this public event we heard from Australian drug policy experts who participated in the 62nd session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs and its Ministerial Segment. They presented highlights and shared reflections from the session and what it could mean for Canberra.
In 2009, United Nations member states set a target ‘to eliminate or reduce significantly and measurably’ the illicit cultivation, production, trafficking and use of internationally controlled substances by 2019. The Commission on Narcotics and its Ministerial Segment held in Vienna 14-22 March 2019 “took stock” of the progress made and delineated the global drug strategy for the next decade.
At this luncheon, Australian drug policy experts discussed: Were the 2009 targets achieved? What changes were made over the past 10 years? What is the vision for the future? And what does this mean for Australia and Canberra?
The event focused specifically on public health, law reform, human rights and civil society.
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