What we do
Illicit drug crop cultivation, drug trafficking and drug use are global phenomena. However, it is particularly developing and emerging countries that are affected by the harmful effects of the drug problem. Many countries have so far been unable to cope with these massive challenges. The Global Partnership on Drug Policies and Development (GPDPD) addresses this problem and is committed to development, health and human rights-oriented drug policies. The GPDPD works on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and under the political patronage of the Commissioner of the Federal Government for Drug and Addiction Policy.
The EU Drugs Strategy 2021-2025 is an important milestone in the global momentum towards decent drug policies and sustainable development. Through the stories of Ana, Mila and Kofi we learn how effective people-centred drug policies are.
ON LIFE AND SURVIVAL
A tale of smallscale farmers in an illicit drug crop growing region in Albania
Between 2010 and 2019, Albanian courts sentenced around 5000 people for the illicit cultivation of cannabis. Most of them are men from rural areas, some came from Pult. This tale is an encounter with the reality of the inhabitants of the remote mountainous region in the north of Albania.
International drug policies with perspective
Global, humane and development-oriented – innovative approaches for sustainable drug policies
Drug policies with a focus on sustainable development, oriented towards public health and human rights – this is what the GPDPD advocates on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and under the patronage of the Commissioner of the Federal Government for Drug and Addiction Policy, in international dialogue and in cooperation with partner countries and organisations.