LETTER CAMPAIGN TO LAUNCH DRUG PEACE NOW
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Executive Director, Antonio Maria Costa supports public health directives from new US Administration
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Dear Mr Costa,
Ten years after the UN based their strategy on the slogan “A drug free world: we can do it!” cocaine production has increased by 20% and opium production by 120%. Despite restrictive drug laws and extraordinary levels of incarceration, drugs remain completely out of control.
Efforts to reduce the harm caused by drugs are repeatedly undermined by the UN’s refusal to pursue harm-reduction policies.
Cheap public health measures are easy to deliver and extremely effective in reducing the spread of blood born viruses – particularly HIV – among injecting drug users. What can possibly be wrong with taking practical measures to reduce the harms associated with drug use? The results of denying access to these proven public health measures can no longer be termed ‘unintended consequences’.
During the second week of March 2009 the UN will hold a meeting in Vienna for high-ranking government officials to review the past ten years of global drug control efforts and to adopt a new Political Declaration for the next ten years. We think it is time for:
1. No more stupid slogans
2. Replacing dogma with science
3. a UNODC commitment to save lives through harm reduction
4. A real improvement in the control of drugs
At least, it would be nothing less than criminal if all proven public health measures to reduce HIV among injecting drug users were not featured uppermost in the Political Declaration that will arise out of the forthcoming High Level Meeting on drugs to be held in Vienna in March.
STOP DRUGWAR – MAKE SENSE – CHANGE OF POLICY, TOWARD DRUGPEACE