About Informal Drug Policy Dialogues

Since 2004, TNI has been co-ordinating a series of informal drug policy dialogues, together with its partner, the Andreas G. Papandreou Foundation (APF) with the aim of providing a confidential environment to talk about drugs transparently and free from taboos. These have brought together government officials from more than 30 countries along with representatives of international drugs policy bodies and non-governmental experts.

The purpose of these dialogues is to have an open-minded exchange of views on current dilemmas in international drug policy-making and to discuss strategies on how contradictions could be resolved. In 2007, TNI and the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) started a Latin American Informal Drug Policy Dialogue.