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Driving change: efforts to reform drug policies gained traction in Georgia

A series of pivotal meetings convened in Georgia throughout 2023 marked a significant step forward in the campaign to promote effective and humane drug policies across Eastern and Central Europe
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Ahead of World AIDS Day Global Commission on Drug Policy new report

Globally nearly 1 in 5 people who inject drugs are living with  HIV and over a third  live with Hepatitis C  Wednesday, November 22, 2023 (Geneva, Switzerland)—Ahead of this year´s
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ECECACD commissioners discussed steps for drug policy transformation with the Moldovan Prime Minister: results of the 1st official visit

During September 11 – 13, an official delegation of the Eastern and Central European and Central Asian Commission on Drug Policy (ECECACD) visited Moldova in order to create a meaningful
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Drug policy discussions in Georgia

The Social Justice Center held a round table with the participation of experts, communities and stakeholders to discuss drug policy, development trends, existing problems and prospects for drug policy reform.
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A new stage in the struggle for humane drug policy in Kyrgyzstan

On 19-21 June 2023, the second official visit of the Regional Commission on Drug Policy (ECECACD) took place in Kyrgyzstan. This event is important for overcoming problems related to drug
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The public health case for reforming drug policy in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Public health is facing a serious crisis in much of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. A range of social and economic factors, the remaining impact of Covid and the war
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ECECACD highlighted the EECA region perspectives at the the European Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health

Aleksander Kwasniewski, former President of Poland, Chair of the ECECACD, and Commissioner of the GCDP, Professor Kazatchkine, Special Advisor to the WHO Office for Europe, Commissioner of the GSDP and
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Press Conference: “One year On: The Impact of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine on Drug and Health Policy in Ukraine and across the Eastern European and Central Asian region

Geneva, Switzerland & Online, 9 February 2023 Ahead of the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine (24 February 2023), Commissioners Kwasniewski and Kazatchkine representing the Eastern and Central European and Central Asian
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Lithuanian Seimas Committee on Legal Affairs approved the bill on decriminalization of cannabis

On Wednesday, 23 November, the Seimas Committee on Legal Affairs approved amendments to the Administrative and Criminal Code that propose to decriminalize possession of small amounts of cannabis without intent to distribute
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