UNU Policy Report Launch: What Comes After the War on Drugs?

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2015•11•03    13:00 - 14:45
    New York

    On 3 November 2015, UNU will launch a new policy report, What Comes After the War on Drugs?, exploring the upcoming UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem in April 2016 (UNGASS 2016).

    The report is based on a year-long series of consultations “Identifying Common Ground for UNGASS 2016 “, which has involved 50 Member States, 16 UN entities, and 55 civil society organisations. The report:

    • analyses major political and policy trends leading into UNGASS 2016;
    • cautions that the push for ‘flexibility’ in implementation of the drug control regime risks leading to policy fragmentation unless it is embedded in a larger, principle-based discussion; and
    • offers six operational recommendations for strengthening the outcome of UNGASS 2016

    The authors of the report, Dr James Cockayne and Ms Summer Walker, will present the key findings and recommendations of the report, followed by reactions from Member States, and key UN and civil society actors. Click here to attend.


    Dr James Cockayne, Head of Office at the UN, UN University

    Ms Summer Walker, Drug Policy Project Manager, UN University


    H.E. Mr Jürg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the UN

    H.E. Mr Virachai Plasai, Permanent Representative of Thailand to the UN

    H.E. Mr Miguel Blanco, Deputy Permanent Representative of Colombia to the UN

    H.E. Mr Gorgui Ciss, Deputy Permanent Representative of Senegal to the UN

    Ms Simone Monasebian, Director of New York Office, UN Office on Drugs and Crime

    Ms Heather Haase, Vice-Chair of the Civil Society Task Force on Drug Policy

    Followed by a Question and Answer Session

    As seating in Conference Room 12 is limited, we encourage you to RSVP now on the registration page.  If you will require an entrance pass to the UN, please be sure to register by Friday 30 October.

    The event will also be webcast on UNTV.



    Conference Room 12, Conference Building
    United Nations Headquarters


  • Ms. Summer Walker

    Drug Policy Project Manager

    Tel: +1-212-963-6346

    E-mail: walker@unu.edu