Back to top

[ Skip to main content ]

The biggest global conversation on drug policy in the last 15 years was run by the United Nations in New York City 19-20 April 2016. A delegation of NZ NGOs joined diplomats, politicians, UN agencies and civil society representatives at the UN General Assembly Special Session.

Be informed:

  1. Tweets, stories and links sent live from New York via our storify (see below) 
  2. Agenda, background documents, how to stay in touch via International Drug Policy Consortium
  3. Recent coverage of debate on New Zealand's outdated drug laws 
  4. Articles from our Matters of Substance magazine:

    UNGASS 2016: What prospect for change? (February 2016) 

    Guest editorial - Some thoughts on human rights and the War on Drugs (February 2016)

    Early days for UNGASS 2016 declaration (November 2015)

    The UNGASS 2016 primer (August 2015)

During #UNGASS2016 Tuari Potiki, Drug Foundation chairperson, addressed the General Assembly Special Session, on Thursday 21 April. Text of speech with video.

Be part of the conversation.

Share this article:
Share:

Check out these related articles: See more articles on NZ Drug Foundation

MPs told immediate health focused drug law change is essential

Drug Foundation submission supports amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Act - with some misgivings...

Read More

Drug Foundation board vacancies: apply now

We are looking for new Trustees to join our voluntary board. Expressions of interest close Monday 6 May 2019....

Read More

Calling for submissions on the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill

Synthetic drugs have been linked to more than 65 deaths, so we are encouraging people to make a submission on the upcoming Misuse of Drugs A......

Read More
mos oct 2017 lizzie marvelly

Q&A: Lizzie Marvelly

We introduce the Drug Foundation’s newest board member Lizzie Marvelly, who brings rich experience from the worlds of music, media and socia......

Read More
e substance newsletter promotional thumbnail

Subscribe to email updates

Get regular news, analysis and commentary on drugs issues in New Zealand. Free.

Sign up now!

Did You Know resources thumbnail

Did You Know: Teenagers can handle facts about drugs

Young people are more likely to delay or not use alcohol or other drugs if they know the facts about specific substances. Use our age-appropriate tools to start conversations with whānau and your young person... a-sap!

Learn more