60. Suchtstoffkommission: Nebenveranstaltung Alternative Entwicklung
GPDPD on behalf of BMZ has organized jointly with UNODC...
The Federal Drug Commissioner, Marlene Mortler, visited the Side Event on Alternative Development together with the Thai Minister of Justice, Suwaphan Tanyuvardhana.
GPDPD on behalf of BMZ has organized jointly with UNODC and the Mae-Fah-Luang-Foundation a Side Event to „Broadening the scope of alternative development“ during the 60th Commission of Narcotic Drugs (CND), currently taking place in Vienna. The event was outstandingly well-visited. Speakers from the Mexican and Colombian Government as well as from Germany and Thailand discussed the new chapter of the UNGASS outcome document about Alternative Development which opens its traditional scope of rural development towards urban settings.
On the basis of decades of evidence, the International Guidelines on Human Rights and Drug Policy intend to guide governments to develop human rights compliant drug policies, covering the spectrum from cultivation to consumption. They give concrete form to drug control obligations based human rights. This makes them a novelty and an important reference instrument in international drug policy. The first practical examples already show: they work.
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.
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