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Blog Post Examines UNGASS Document On World Drug Problem

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: U.N. Special Session on ‘the world drug problem’ just says no…
Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses a document titled “Our joint commitment to effectively addressing and countering the world drug problem,” which the U.N. General Assembly adopted last week during its Special Session on the world drug problem. She notes, “The recommendations fall far short of those urged in a recent 46-page Lancet supplement with six pages of endnotes, released in March,” adding, “The document also ‘profoundly disappointed’ members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy…” (4/26).