INTL Youth Convening Day Five: The Bangkok Declaration

Written by Convening participant Eva Cesárova, from Youth Rise and the Czech Psychedelic Society.  The last day of the convening started with a guest speaker: Gloria Lai from IDPC’s office in Bangkok. We learned about the remarkable work IDPC has done … more

INTL Youth Convening Day Three: How To Be an Effective Advocate

Written by Convening participant Samuel Andrews, Policy and Information Officer at the New Zealand Drug Foundation. The third day of the Youth Drug Strategies Convening was focused on how to be effective advocates for the change we want to see. … more

Report of the SSDP Nigeria Model UN Simulation and Training

Written by the chapter leaders of SSDP Nigeria On Thursday 29th September 2016, SSDP’s Nigeria chapter held a Model United Nations simulation of a General Assembly meeting at the University of Ibadan, with about 50 total students in attendance. The … more

Here Is Everything that Happened During UNGASS Week

The long-awaited United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) was a victory on paper for defenders of the status quo, but it’s clear that overall support for the international drug control regime is rapidly decreasing across the world. The weak … more

Calling All Student Artists and Creative Minds!


Are you an artist who has a message to share about the harms of the Drug War? Do you feel strongly about how international drug control regimes affect youth all across the globe? Can you utilize your creative talents to draw … more

Re-evaluating the Metrics of Drug Policy at the UN

Written by Rebecca Dayan, chapter leader of Sarah Lawrence College SSDP. On January 21st, the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy (ICSDP) launched its open letter titled “A Call for A Reprioritization of Metrics to Evaluate Illicit Drug Policy” … more

Summary of Activities for SSDP’s Model UNGASS General Assembly Session

Written by Rachelle Yeung ’12, President of SSDP’s Mid-Atlantic Region Alumni Association and co-host of This Week in Drugs. SSDP would like to thank our UNGASS Advisory Committee for devoting their time and expertise towards ensuring students were well prepared … more

Submit Your Idea for SSDP’s Action at the 2016 UNGASS!

Support Don't Punish DC

On Monday April 18th, SSDP students and allies will board busses from our annual conference in Washington, DC to New York City to join allies in public demonstrations drawing attention to the 2016 UNGASS. This is an opportunity to bring … more

13th World Day Against the Death Penalty: Drug Crimes

Written by Sarah Merrigan, University of Nebraska Omaha SSDP Chapter Leader and UNGASS Coordinator Intern Saturday, October 10th marks the 13th World Day Against the Death Penalty, and this year the focus is on the use of the capital punishment for … more

Presenting at the UN

by Lisa Campbell & Nazlee Maghsoudi Today was a very eventful day for Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy at the UN! CSSDP, along with others from the SSDP International Outreach Committee, held a side event titled “Protecting Youth from Drug … more