Tagged: UNGASS

NEWS: Mexican President Skips UNGASS 2016

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has decided not to attend the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs. UNGASS is a three-day special session to address the world drug problem, held at the UN Headquarters in New York next week. The session’s goal is the development of an integrated and balanced strategy to counter the world drug problem…

BLOG: Civil Society And Illicit Drugs

From my perspective I can see that a group of civil society people – with rich donors and vast economic interests behind them – promoting not only decriminalizing but legalization of marijuana and a number of Harm Reduction Organizations are very active to raise the question of the UN Conventions on Drugs. When listening to representatives from different regions, there seems to be no public support for this and most likely we will see status quo. But there’s a lot of fuzz.