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
Join us for the first event of the 2019 Canberra Drug Policy Series where Australian drug policy experts who participated in 62nd session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs and its Ministerial Segment will present highlights and share 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.
The event will host a luncheon where Australian drug policy experts will discuss: 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 will focus specifically on public health, law reform, human rights and civil society.
Wednesday 10 April 2019
Common Room, ANU University House, 1 Balmain Cres, Acton ACT
12pm – 1:30pm
followed by further discussion and networking until 2pm
To register go to: https://tinyurl.com/2019UNCommish
This event is brought to you by ATODA, Uniting and ANU School of Sociology.
The Canberra Drug Policy Series brings international speakers, cutting-edge ideas and stimulating conversations about drug policy to our city.