7th Informal Drug Policy Dialogue, The Netherlands

Amsterdam, December 10-12 2009


From 10-12 December 2009 the 7th International Drug Policy Dialogue took place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The Dialogue, has been co-hosted by the Ministry of Public Health, Welfare and Sports and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. Over 40 people attended the Amsterdam meeting with approximately half policy makers and half representatives of non-governmental organizations or academic institutions. The two-day dialogue focused on several themes: (1) law enforcement, human rights and proportionality of sentences, (2) the classification of controlled substances, (3) current developments in the Dutch drugs policy; and (4) various UN-level drug policy developments and preparations for the upcoming 53rd CND which will take place from 8-12 March 2010 in Vienna.

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