Infographic: Where UN Agencies Stand on Drug Decriminalization

UN Agencies

Following the groundbreaking call last month by the World Health Organization (WHO) for countries to stop criminalizing drug use and treat the issue as a public health one, we have put together this infographic (which can be viewed in a larger size by clicking on it) outlining the stance of a handful of UN agencies toward drug decriminalization

The WHO is not alone in it's calls for the removal of criminal sanctions, but certain prominent agencies seem intent on refusing to publicly advocate decriminalization (the UNODC, for one) or ignoring past statements that suggest their openness to liberalizing drug laws (the INCB).