The Global Initiative for Drug Policy Reform

ClickThe 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.

Objectives

  • 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.
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