The United Nations Special Session discussed the role the UN itself plays in the fight against drugs. Our correspondent Ines Pohl spoke to Ruth Dreifuss, former Swiss president and now the UN Commissioner for Drug Policy.
A "cannabis lobby" is pushing for marijuana to be legalized in Germany, according to a German lawmaker who presented the annual report on drugs. The conservative Marlene Mortler urged more help for children of addicts.
Experts are shocked over the spread of HIV in Russia and eastern Europe. The problem has reached epidemic proportions, despite the fact that methods for stopping the spread of the virus are well known.
Dissidents from the FARC rebel group who rejected the peace proccess kidnapped the project worker as UN Security Council delegates were on a visit to the capital. A deadline to hand over weapons expires shortly.
A coalition of political parties in the German capital has agreed to push for partial decriminalization of cannabis. The initial effects will be limited, but marijuana legalization advocates are still pretty stoked.
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