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EATG’s new term as a member of the Civil Society Forum on Drugs (2018-2021)

This week the European AIDS Treatment Group participated in the first meeting of the new 3-year term of the Civil Society Forum on Drugs that took place in Brussels. The CSFD…

The UN’s internal struggle with drug policy

The UN General Assembly (GA) is responsible for passing the three main international drug conventions of 1961, 1971 and 1988 that shape modern drug policy. The UN bodies specifically dedicated…

Call for WHO & UNODC to revise guidelines on International Standards for the Treatment of Drug Use Disorders

The European AIDS Treatment Group together with 188 organisations has co-signed an open letter initiative by the International Network of People who use Drugs addressed to the WHO and UNODC…

Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it?

Since it decriminalised all drugs in 2001, Portugal has seen dramatic drops in overdoses, HIV infection and drug-related crime. Read the full story here.

World Hepatitis Summit – Declaration of the Hepatitis Community

The World Hepatitis Summit passed and published the Declaration of the Hepatitis Community "NO ELIMINATION WITHOUT DECRIMINALIZATION!" today. The Declaration calls for the decriminalization of people who use drugs, and…

The UNGASS on the world drug problem: Report of proceedings

In October 2012, the governments of Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico issued a joint declaration calling for a UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) to be held on the urgent issue…

Submit your abstracts to HR17 Canada

The call for abstracts and registration for the 25th International Harm Reduction Conference, taking place in Montreal 14th – 17th May 2017 opened today! You can find further information below and to sign…

Pioneering methadone programme in Dar es Salaam gives hope to thousands

The WHO reports on this groundbreaking case in harm reduction, which is still quite rare on the African continent. "In recent years, Dar es Salaam has seen an increase in…

On Day Against Drug Abuse, Ban calls for ‘effective, compassionate’ global response

26 June 2016 – Marking the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, United Nations Secretary-General today called for “a global response that is simultaneously effective, compassionate and humane,”…

UNODC launches World drug report 2016

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has launched its annual World drug report, which shows that the number of people worldwide described as dependent on drugs increased…