Global Commission on Drug Policy (GCDP)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Drugs
Address: Rua Visconde de Pirajá, nº 330 / 1205
Ipanema - Rio de Janeiro - RJ - CEP 22.410-001
Country: Brazil
Region: Latin America
Website: http://www.globalcommissionondrugs.org/
UN Languages: English
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Areas:
  • Counselling
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Rehabilitation
  • Research
  • Drug Treatment
Short description:
The purpose of The Global Commission on Drug Policy is to bring to the international level an informed, science-based discussion about humane and effective ways to reduce the harm caused by drugs to people and societies.


The Global Commission on Drug Policy will build on the successful experience of the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy convened by former presidents Cardoso of Brazil, Gaviria of Colombia and Zedillo of Mexico. Persuaded that the association between drug trade, violence and corruption was a threat to democracy in Latin America, the Commission reviewed the current ‘war on drugs’ policies and opened a public debate about an issue that tends to be surrounded by fear and misinformation.
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