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‘Why I want to legally regulate drugs’.
The film, directed by Andrew Davies of Campaign Film is shot in the favelas of Sao Paulo. It provides honest testimonies from people directly affected by the failed ‘war on drugs’ in one of Brazil’s poorest cities.
UNAIDS Press Release
Promises to improve health outcomes for people who inject drugs remain unfulfilled as 99% do not have adequate access to harm reduction services
THE UN CHIEF EXECUTIVES BOARD UNANIMOUSLY ENDORSES DECRIMINALISATION OF PEOPLE WHO USE DRUGS
The Chief Executives Board of the UN, representing 31 UN agencies, has adopted a common position on drug policy that endorses decriminalisation of possession and use. This comes just days before a key meeting of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna, which will review, the UN’s 10-year Global Drug Strategy, and plan for the next one.
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THE CIVIL SOCIETY TASK FORCE ON DRUGS The Civil Society Task Force on drugs (CSTF) conducted an online consultation of 461 Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) respondents from 100 countries and territories in the fall of 2018.
THE HIDDEN OPIOID CRISIS Global access to pain relief displays stark inequality. While the US is suffering from an overdose epidemic, the plight of much of the rest of the world is hidden. The majority of people needing pain relief live in poorer countries where access is severely lacking, leaving millions dying in horrendous and preventable pain.
“Maybe if I stop the drugs, then maybe they’d care?”—hospital care experiences of people who use drugs Drug use is associated with increased morbidity and mortality but people who use drugs experience significant barriers to care.