Why we came together
The Global Commission on Drug Policy was created in January 2011 by a group of personalities from the Americas and Europe, including former Heads of State and Government wishing to inspire better drug policy globally.
What We Say
The Global Commission produces technical and political reports to ground evidence-based policy recommendations in human rights, health and development.
In addition to its flagship annual report, the Commission publishes position papers and other specific research and recommendations.
The report ‘Time to End Prohibition’ marks the 10th anniversary of the Global Commission on Drugs. Ten years after the establishment of the Global Commission, the taboo on drugs has been well and truly broken. In the last decade, there were impressive reforms around the world at national and sub-national levels. More and more countries are decriminalizing drug use, adopting innovative approaches based on public health, and legalizing formerly banned substances.SEE REPORT
In this first report of the decade, the Global Commission on Drug Policy outlines how the current international drug control regime works for the benefit of transnational organized crime. It highlights how years of repressive policies targeted at nonviolent drug offenders have resulted in mass incarceration and produced countless adverse impacts on public health, the rule of law, and social cohesion.SEE REPORT
This report exposes how the biased historical classification of psychoactive substances has contributed to the "world drug problem". It is the first-ever comprehensive report providing a political reading of the current evaluation and classification of drugs according to their harms.SEE REPORT
In the Media
A virtual high level side-event at the 75th UN General Assembly General Debate.
- 20 June 2022Global Commission’s Plenary Meeting, Geneva
- 21 June 2022Presentation of the report ‘Time to End Prohibition’, Geneva
- 1 August 2022Symposium at the 24th International AIDS Conference, Montreal
- 7 December 202110th Anniversary Report Launch