Europe’s Harm Reduction Drug Policies Can Be Model For Other Regions, Nations
Huffington Post: Postcard From Vienna: Europe’s Stance on International Drug Policy
Michel Kazatchkine, U.N. special envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
“… This year the annual U.N.-sponsored Commission on Narcotic Drugs meeting [in Vienna] will feature a High Level Review of international drug policy to assess where we are ahead of the U.N. General Assembly Special Session on Drugs to take place in 2016. … Governments must approach the U.N. review process with an open mind, a spirit of shared responsibility, and a commitment to do drug policy better. Europe has been built on values of human rights and dignity. It has the experience and it has generated remarkable and valuable evidence in the field. It needs to play a leadership role and be a strong voice in the debate leading us to 2016. This is an opportunity that must not be lost” (3/10).