Strengthen stakeholders mapping skills for better analysis of the different roles of Geneva and Vienna-based agencies in international processes
Negotiate and influence the design and the implementation of drug policies nationally and internationally
Gain insight into the key concepts and current issues related to the international drug control regime and its intersection with public health and human rights
Identify the stakeholders of the current drug policy debate and international processes
Prioritise public health based approaches to drug policy at national level
Professionals who work in the area of policy making, public health, and human rights including:
Government representatives from ministries of health, foreign affairs, justice, interior and drug control agencies
Representatives from international and regional institutions
Representatives from non-governmental organisations
Health attachés and diplomats with a portfolio linked to health, drug policy or human rights
Professionals in academia
Upon full completion of the course, you will receive a Graduate Institute Executive Education Certificate of Attendance for the Current Perspectives on Drug Policy programme.
The international Drug Control Regime
Drug policy, public health, harm reduction, human rights and COVID-19
Current issues surrounding cannabis, the opioid epidemics and challenges in access to controlled essential medicines
Perspectives for drug policy reform and the current global diplomatic context
The course is highly participatory, drawing on the national and international experiences of participants through a multi-disciplinary learning process. It includes lectures by internationally-renowned experts and negotiators, case studies, and working groups. A negotiation simulation exercise will complement the learning experience.
As an Advocacy Officer, I found this course to be tremendously insightful. Not only did it illuminate some important interconnected concepts, but it also provided very practical tools and current updates about the latest trends. The program introduced a rotation of global health renowned speakers and practitioners. We also benefitted from interaction between participants who each brought unique perspectives.
Ramon Sales Moura
Participant in the 2021 course
2-4 May 2023
Maison de la Paix
Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2A