In the Lancet: A call to reprioritise metrics to evaluate illicit drug policy

On April 19–21, 2016, the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS) will convene to chart a course for the future to tackle the world’s drugs problem. The 2016 UNGASS represents a rare opportunity to reassess the global approach to drugs and to move towards drug policies that more effectively address the three UN pillars of peace and security, human development, and human rights. The authors of the call, including AIGHD’s Catherine Hankins, believe that this problem needs a new consensus that includes a commitment to revise the range of indicators used to assess and improve drug policy effectiveness. Read more about the call in The Lancet