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    The 2012 Commission on Narcotic Drugs

    29 April 2012 - Event

    morales-cnd2012The year 2012 marks the centenary of the international drug control system and the first instance of a state being moved to denounce formally any of the UN drug control treaties. The 55th session of the Commission on Narcotics Drugs (CND), held in Vienna between 12th and 16th March, therefore looked set to be a fascinating event and did not disappoint. As expected, member states favouring the current regime praised its virtues and ongoing relevance 100 years since The Hague Opium Convention; behaviour that found support in the statements and positions of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB or Board).

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    Quinta Conferencia anual de la sociedad internacional para el estudio de las políticas de drogas

    23 May 2011 - Event

    UtrechtMartin Jelsma, Tom Blickman y Pien Metaal participaron en la “Quinta conferencia anual de la sociedad internacional para el estudio de las políticas de drogas”, Conferencia ISSDP de 2011, organizada por el Trimbos Instituut el 23 y 24 de mayo en la ciudad de Utrecht (Países Bajos).

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    TNI Side Event at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

    24 March 2011 - Event

    The year 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (CND), the bedrock of the current UN drug control system. TNI will host a side event at the 54th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. Several speakers will critically examine the significance and shortcomings of the Convention, explain how plants and traditional use are treated under its provisions, and discuss the current state of affairs of Bolivia's amendment proposal on coca chewing.

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    The 2009 Commission on Narcotic Drugs

    20 March 2009 - Event

    evo-cocaThe 2009 Commission on Narcotic Drugs and its High Level Segment (HLS) marked the end of the 2-year process of the 10-year review of the 1998 United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem. The event was marked by the call of the President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, to remove the coca leaf from the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, which represented the first ever truly open challenge by any nation state to the structure of the international drug control system. The HLS adopted a new Political Declaration and Plan of Action. A dissenting Interpretative Statement by 26 countries on harm reduction, not mentioned in the Political Declaration, marked a clear divide in drug control approaches.

  5. Foro Mundial de Productores de Cultivos Declarados Ilícitos 2009

    29 January 2009 - Event

    ¿Por qué los campesinos de algunas regiones del mundo cultivan las tres plantas – hoja de coca, cannabis y adormidera para opio – que han sido declaradas ilícitas por las convenciones internacionales? Ese fue el tema esencial que se discutió en el Primer Foro Mundial de Productores de Cultivos Declarados Ilícitos (FMPCDI) que tuvo lugar en El Prat de Llobregat cerca a Barcelona del 29 al 31 de enero de 2009.

    Las conclusiones del Foro se presentarán en el Segmento de Alto Nivel de la Sesión 52 de la Comisión de Estupefacientes de las Naciones Unidas en Viena el 11 y 12 de marzo de 2009. Esta reunión está dedicada a examinar los progresos y dificultades para alcanzar los fines y objetivos que se fijaron en la Sesión Especial de la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas de 1998 (UNGASS) para enfrentar el problema mundial de las drogas.

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    Véase tambien: La palabra a los cultivadores de coca, amapola y cannabis, publicado el Febrero 13, 2009 por Amira Armenta.


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    The 2008 Commission on Narcotic Drugs

    14 March 2008 - Event

    The 51st Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) was designated as the point at which the international community would debate the progress made in the 10 years since the Political Declaration of the 1998 UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS). The 1998 UNGASS called for the eradication or significant reduction of the cultivation, supply and demand of illicit drugs. Few governments acknowledged the real policy dilemmas arising from the failure to achieve these reductions, or came forward with proposals on how the international drug control system could be improved. One of the most debated issues was a resolution on human rights and international drug control introduced by Uruguay.

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