NGOs Continue To Push For End To ‘War On Drugs’
Devex: Making a fundamental shift in drug policy and harm reduction
“…UNGA [recently] held another special session on drugs, which civil society had hoped would be an opportunity not only for their voices to be heard but an opportunity for real drug policy reform. But the latest special session was disappointing for many working in the field of harm reduction, public health, and human rights. The adopted declaration doesn’t call for an end to criminalization, incarceration, and capital punishment for drug-related offenses. Still, advocates say the declaration won’t stop the momentum that’s been building against the ‘war on drugs’…” (Cousins, 5/17).