UN’s World Health Organization Calls for the Decriminalisation of Drug Use

July 25, 2014

Welke Grondstroom van Welke Wereld,Weverken?

Openhearted Rebel

who-logoBy George Murkin, Transform, July 17, 2014 – http://tinyurl.com/pl92zkb | Thanks to Golden Age of Gaia.

The United Nations’ leading health agency, the World Health Organization, has called on countries around the world to end the criminalisation of people who use drugs.

The call was made in a report published this month that looked at policy responses for dealing with HIV among key populations – men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, people in prisons and other closed settings, sex workers and transgender people.

The WHO’s unambiguous recommendation is clearly grounded in concerns for public health and human rights. Whilst the call is made in the context of the policy response to HIV specifically, it clearly has broader ramifications, specifically including drug use other than injecting.

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