Development - a key instrument of international drug control policy!
GPDPD participated on behalf of BMZ at the 60. UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs...
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GPDPD participated on behalf of BMZ at the 60. UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna in March 2017. GPDPD negotiated within the framework of the German delegation a resolution to promote the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Alternative Development. By this, the development-oriented drug policy approach of the Federal Government in addressing the problem of illicit drug crop cultivation has been successfully promoted at the UN level. This approach will help to guide UN Member States in their future endeavors to deal with illicit drug economies.
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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