Linking Cannabis policy to the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN.

Post initially published on LinkedIn by Kenzi Riboulet Zemouli. In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 ambitious goals for a safer, fairer and better world by 2030 (the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs). These goals focus on ending poverty, fighting inequalities and stopping climate change. Guided by the goals, all governments are amending their long-term strategies to Read more about Linking Cannabis policy to the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN.[…]

Tidbits from the UN drugs commission lobby

UN DRUGS COMMISSION: LOBBY INTERVIEWS Three 2-minutes interviews of key policy-makers, UN officials and NGO representatives Drug policies: what should be changed in priority? Drug policies: are Legal Regulations the solution? Drug policies: what do you foresee for 2030?   FORUM OF CITIZENS ON LEGAL REGULATIONS. Involving broad stakeholders for a comprehensive reform. ACADEMIC Read more about Tidbits from the UN drugs commission lobby[…]

UN’s 10-year war on drugs plan has been a ‘spectacular failure’ – What will come next?

A report published today by the NGO IDPC explains the failure of the 2009-2019 world plan of action to “address the world drug problem”, concretely an impulse to the war on drugs. Reconduction of the initial 1998-2008 plan that planned – among other – the eradication of Cannabis, the world commitment is about to be, Read more about UN’s 10-year war on drugs plan has been a ‘spectacular failure’ – What will come next?[…]

United Nations just proclaimed Universal Rights of Peasants

The United Nations just adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas, thus proclaiming new rights and binding States to take measures to respect and protect rural needs, singularities, traditions, and knowledge. An indispensable element to consider when undertaking reforms of Cannabis-related policies. Today, a huge victory happens Read more about United Nations just proclaimed Universal Rights of Peasants[…]

‘War on drugs has failed’: Former world leaders call for worldwide legalisation

Published today on metro.co.uk A group including 12 former heads of state has called for drugs to be legalised worldwide, as the war on drugs has ‘failed’, a report published today said. The report ‘Regulation: The Responsible Control of Drugs’ by the Global Commission on Drug Policy found that arresting drug dealers has had little effect. Read more about ‘War on drugs has failed’: Former world leaders call for worldwide legalisation[…]

Press release #2 | After Trump’s anti-drug call at the UN: let’s rethink international Cannabis law

Vienna, September 24th, 2018. Trump_ Today, the United Nations celebrated 73rd years, with the opening of the General Assembly session. Early in the morning, President Donald Trump convened an informal meeting with heads of State, to present his so-called “Global Call to Action on drugs“, signed by 128 countries. Although this initiative is expected to Read more about Press release #2 | After Trump’s anti-drug call at the UN: let’s rethink international Cannabis law[…]

Countries are obliged by Treaties to regulate Cannabis, UN experts say.

You can read the original post on the website of FAAAT in English or in Spanish It is an old line to say that the Drug Conventions forbid legal regulations. In March 2017 in the United Nations headquarters in Vienna, during a Commission on Narcotic Drugs session, we organized series of conferences in which we needed to ask that question Read more about Countries are obliged by Treaties to regulate Cannabis, UN experts say.[…]

What are the SDGs?

The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, as part of the resolution 70/1 called “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” Subdivided in 169 targets, the goals are broad and interdependent, yet each has a specific list of targets to Read more about What are the SDGs?[…]

International Cannabis Policy Conference, Vienna, 7-9 December 2018 | conference.faaat.net

Press release #1 | September 10th 2018

The international think & do tank FAAAT in organizing an International Cannabis Policy Conference, attached to a major United Nations summit on cannabis and drug policies. All information for journalists can be found on conference.faaat.net/press Background: Hemp (Cannabis sativa L. plant) was banned globally in 1961, without any scientific reasoning. After WWII, the International community Read more about Press release #1 | September 10th 2018[…]