Training Agency:Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Registration deadline:01 Oct 2018
Training date:29 Oct 2018to31 Oct 2018—
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?
This course is designed to increase the understanding of participants on the intersection between trade and public health.
It includes the following modules:
Module 1: International Drug Control Regime
- Introduction to the key concepts and issues related to the international drug control regime and its intersection with global public health
Module 2: Drug control regime, health and human rights
- Reflect on how the human rights and global health mechanisms balance drug control policies, both nationally and internationally
Module 3: Drug policy stakeholders and perspectives
- Explore the different stakeholders engaged in the current debate at the regional and international levels, and analyse and reflect on the national measures that protect public health in conformity with the international drug regime
Tuition for attending the full programme is 1,800 Swiss francs. The tuition fee includes teaching costs, course material and the use of Graduate Institute facilities. It does not include travel and accommodation expenses nor travel, health or personal insurances. Participants are advised to contract their own insurance.