Drug Policy, Diplomacy and Public Health

29-31 October 2018


Course Directors: Professor Michel Kazatchkine and Professor Thomas Zeltner


Negotiating the health dimension of drug policies

  • Intensive three-day course with renowned faculty and leading practitioners
  • Combine theory and practice through lectures, high-level panels and exercises
  • Meet in the world’s global health capital
  • Organised by the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute

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The 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem set the tone for the drug policy reform debate, but as we approach the 2019 UNGASS many fear that this tone will be lost. In this 3-day course we will explore questions such as: What should the new direction post-2019 be for the future UN governance of international drug policy? How can different actors contribute to a global process in order to ensure that drug policies improve rather than harm the health and welfare of people? What should the role of civil society and user networks be in the international debate on drug policies?