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    Informal Drug Policy Dialogue 2009, Amsterdam

    18 December 2009
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    The seventh meeting of the Informal Drug Policy Dialogue (IDPD) series, a joint initiative of the Andreas Papandreou Foundation and the Transnational Institute, took place from 10-12 December in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

  2. Informal Drug Policy Dialogue 2009 Amsterdam

    10 December 2009 - Event

    The seventh meeting of the Informal Drug Policy Dialogue series, a joint initiative of the Andreas Papandreou Foundation and the Transnational Institute was co-hosted by the Ministry of Public Health, Welfare and Sports and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. The two-day dialogue focused on several themes: law enforcement, human rights and proportionality of sentences; the classification of controlled substances; current developments of the Dutch drugs policy; and various UN-level drug policy developments and preparations for the upcoming CND.

     

     

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    Latin America Drug Policy Dialogue 2009 Buenos Aires

    24 October 2009
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    The sixth meeting was held near Buenos Aires. Debates centered on three key areas:  Reforms in policies regarding the prevention and treatment of problematic use of substances; Decriminalization of possession; and Legal reforms in the international arena: the case of the coca leaf. 

  4. Latin America Drug Policy Dialogue 2009 Buenos Aires

    22 October 2009 - Event

    The sixth meeting was held near Buenos Aires and was organized by WOLA and TNI, and sponsored by the Argentine Government through the Chief of Cabinet and its Scientific Advisory Committee with the support of Intercambios. Participants included people involved in the reform processes of national and international legal instruments related to drug issues. Debates centered on three key areas: (1) Reforms in policies regarding the prevention and treatment of problematic use of substances; the future of Harm Reduction programs in Latin America; (2) Decriminalization of possession; limits to and extent of current penal reforms; and (3) Legal reforms in the international arena: the case of the coca leaf.

     

  5. Informal Drug Policy Dialogue 2009 Crete

    22 May 2009 - Event

    The sixth meeting of the Informal Drug Policy Dialogue series took place in Kolymbari-Chania, Crete, at the same venue where the dialogue series began in 2004. Over 35 people attended, approximately one-third policy makers and two-thirds representatives of non-governmental organizations or academic institutions. Four themes were covered over the two days: the 52nd Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), including the High Level Segment (HLS) and its Political Declaration; drug law reform, law enforcement and supply reduction; UN system-wide coherence; and the UNGASS review process and the Informal Drug Policy Dialogues.

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    Informal Drug Policy Dialogue 2009, Kolymbari-Chania

    12 May 2009
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    The sixth meeting of the Informal Drug Policy Dialogue series took place in Kolymbari-Chania, Crete, on 22 and 23 May, 2009. This meeting was held at the same venue where the dialogue series began in 2004.

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    Latin America Drug Policy Dialogue 2009 Rio de Janeiro

    28 February 2009
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    The fifth meeting of the Informal Drug Policy Dialogues in Latin America focused on the UNGASS review process and the Political Declaration to be adopted at the high-level segment of the 52nd session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna on March 11-12, 2009.

  8. Latin America Drug Policy Dialogue 2009 Rio de Janeiro

    26 February 2009 - Event

    The fifth meeting of the Informal Drug Policy Dialogues in Latin America took place in Rio de Janeiro, and was organized by WOLA and TNI, in cooperation with the Department of Mental Health of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Justice of Brazil. The discussion focused on the UNGASS review process and the Political Declaration to be adopted at the high-level segment of the 52nd session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna on March 11-12, 2009. The dialogue focused on three key issues: (1) Latin American Perspectives on the Political Declaration; (2) The Effectiveness of the Conventions: The Case of Latin America; and (3) Human Rights and Policies Related to Drug Law Enforcement.