EU & International Drugs Policy

world-global-planet-earth-icon-vector-stock_k6185898In 2018 Citywide successfully re-applied to be a member of EU Civil Society Forum. We attend annual plenary sessions and relevant sub groups and have participated in a Europe-wide survey on the EU Action Plan on Drugs. We have also developed bilateral links with a number of partner agencies from other countries on the Civil Society Forum and through the CSF UNGASS Working Group.

In this section you will find information about EU and International organisations and agencies working on drugs policy:

World Drug Report

You can access the full World Drug Report 2019 here.

The World Drug Report 2019 is again presented in five separate parts that divide the wealth of information and analysis contained in the report into individual reader-friendly booklets in which drugs are grouped by their psychopharmacological effect for the first time in the report’s history.

Booklet 1 provides a summary of the four subsequent booklets by reviewing their key findings and highlighting policy implications based on their conclusions. Booklet 2 contains a global overview of the latest estimates of and trends in the supply, use and health consequences of drugs. Booklet 3 looks at recent trends in the market for depressants (including opioids, sedatives, tranquillizers and hypnotics), while Booklet 4 deals with recent trends in the market for stimulants (including cocaine, amphetamine-type stimulants and new psychoactive substances). Booklet 5 contains a review of recent trends in the market for cannabis and for hallucinogens. The section on cannabis also includes a review of the latest developments in the jurisdictions that have adopted measures allowing the non-medical use of cannabis.

As in previous years, the World Drug Report 2019 is aimed at improving the understanding of the world drug problem and contributing towards fostering greater international cooperation for countering its impact on health, governance and security.