Iranian envoy elected as first deputy of UN Commission on Drug Policy

IRNA – Kazem Gharibabadi, Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to the international organizations in Vienna was elected as first deputy of the United Nations Commission on Drug Policy and chairman of the commission’s General Committee for one year during the commission’s 61st meeting on Friday.

The Global Commission on Drug Policy (GCDP) is a panel of world leaders and intellectuals, with a secretariat based in Geneva, Switzerland. It was found in 1964 and has 53 members.

The Global Commission produces technical and political reports to ground evidence-based policy recommendations in human rights, health and development.

Building on past reports, the Global Commission on Drug Policy issues recommendations for more effective and human rights-based drug policies, in particular ending all penalties for drug use and possession and providing alternatives to punishment for all low-level, non-violent actors in the drug trade.