Century of Lies
Raphael Nägeli
Global Commission on Drug Policy

In 2019, the UN’s Commission on Narcotic Drugs issued a Ministerial Declaration on drugs, which laid down the main objectives of the international community in addressing the world drug situation for a 10-year period The CND plans a mid-term review of that Declaration in 2024, and a new report by the International Drug Policy Consortium shows there has been little, incomplete, or no progress in achieving the goals set out in that Declaration. The IDPC’s new report is entitled “Off Track: Shadow Report for the Mid-Term Review of the 2019 Ministerial Declaration on Drugs.” There was a launch event on December Fifth. On this edition of Century of Lies we’re going to hear from some of the speakers, including: His Excellency Ambassador Raphael Nägeli, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the UN in Vienna; Marie Nougier with the International Drug Policy Consortium, lead author of the report; Zaved Mahmood, Human Rights and Drug Policy Advisor at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; Paula Aguirre, Director of Elementa Human Rights in Colombia.

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