The Global Initiative for Drug Policy Reform is promoting the development of alternative approaches to drug control in order to create more humane, cost-effective and evidence-based policies. It will help achieve these aims through collecting, commissioning and disseminating of evidence to the public and governments.
- To promote health-oriented, cost-effective drug policies based on scientific evidence and human rights.
- To support the rational redistribution of resources away from criminalisation and incarceration and towards healthcare, education and rehabilitation.
- To bring together and provide a forum for a) the Global Commission on Drug Policy; b) countries who have successfully implemented alternative approaches; and c) countries interested in drug policy reform.
- To commission, collect and disseminate information and new data in order to educate politicians and the public about alternative approaches to drug policy.