60. Commission on Narcotic Drugs: Side Event Brandenburg Forum
Jointly with the Government of the Netherlands, the Federal Drug Commissioner...
Jointly with the Government of the Netherlands, the Federal Drug Commissioner and the NGOs IDPC and TNI, the Global Partnership on Drug Policies and Development on behalf of BMZ is organizing a series of dialogues called “Brandenburg Forum on Drugs and Development Policies”. The key outcomes of the last Forum were presented and discussed at a well visited side event in the course of the 60th CND. The event focused on recommendations to strengthen development- and health-oriented drug policy approaches. Additionally, the German commitment to actively and meaningfully involve civil society actors in the international drug policy dialogue has been highlighted by several speakers.
The research branch of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) presented a Global Overview of Alternative Development to the United Nations (UN) Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) on 17 October 2019.
What is Sustainable Alternative Development (AD) and how does it transform the life of people in drug crop cultivating communities? The Mae Fah Luang Foundation with support of the Global Partnership on Drug Policies and Development explains how the AD approach can diversify livelihood opportunities to help impoverished and marginalised communities to thrive. AD puts people and their needs at the centre and offers a holistic solution to address the root causes of illicit drug crop cultivation while fostering sustainable development in balance with the environment.
Harm reduction for people who use stimulants