Jake Agliata

18
Jun

Review of the World Ayahuasca Conference 2019

Written by Beth D. Clavé of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. After having to miss the first few editions of the Ayahuasca Conference, I was lucky to present in 2019 at the World AYA as it was held in Gorina, Spain! Girona is a beautiful city located about 100km from the capital of Catalunya, Barcelona in Spain – fans of Game

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4
Jun

How to Participate in the 2019 Support Don’t Punish Global Day of Action

What is Support Don’t Punish? Support. Don’t Punish. is a global advocacy campaign that seeks to raise awareness of the harms being caused by the War on Drugs. The campaign aims to promote drug policies that respect human rights and protect public health, to change laws and policies that impede access to harm reduction interventions and other evidence-based services, and

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28
May

SSDP Delivers a Statement at UN Hearing on Young People and Drugs

Written by Sara Velimirovic ’15 of SSDP France On May 8th, 2019, the International Narcotics Control Board, the United Nations’ watchdog of the drug control conventions, organised a hearing to better understand the reality on the ground of young people and drugs, seeking input from nine NGOs from Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America. I delivered a statement in

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29
Apr

Planting the seeds of harm reduction in Belarus

Written by Piotr Markielau ’18, founder of SSDP Belarus How to reduce the harms of drugs? This question was used as the event title for a lecture series organized by Legalize Belarus, the only group in the country advocating for decriminalisation of drug use. Supported by Students for Sensible Drug Policy and Students For Liberty, activists organised 5 educational events

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19
Apr

The Festival of Freedom

Written by Yahav Erez ’17, founder of SSDP Israel A bit about today, April 19th, 76 years ago. Every year on this day, ‘Bicycle Day’ is celebrated in memory of the famous bike ride that the Swiss Chemist Albert Hofmann made from his laboratory to his nearby home on a spring evening. That ride, when he first started to notice

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16
Apr

SSDP is now hiring a Global Program Coordinator

Do you view the War on Drugs as a global, intersectional issue affecting communities in every region of the world? Do you want to coordinate a youth-led network of drug policy activists based in over 30 countries? Are you interested in advocating for human rights at the United Nations on behalf of an ECOSOC-accredited NGO? Now is your chance to

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23
Mar

Updates from Day Three of the 62nd Commission on Narcotic Drugs

SSDP staff and members are in Vienna this week with our youth allies in CSSDP, SSDP Australia, Youth Rise, and YODA attending the 62nd Commission on Narcotic Drugs meeting (“CND”). Yesterday, we shared an update from the second day of CND courtesy of Ailish Brennan of Youth Rise/University College Dublin SSDP. Today, Orsi Feher ’16, SSDP’s European Global Fellow and

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21
Mar

Intervention by SSDP and the Paradigma Coalition at the 62nd Commission on Narcotic Drugs

The following text was given as an oral intervention by SSDP’s Latin America Global Fellow Marisa Morales ’15 during the 62nd Commission on Narcotic Drugs during the general debate on agenda item 11: implementation of the UNGASS outcome document. The intervention was made on behalf of both SSDP and Paradigma, a global coalition of youth-led drug policy organizations working together

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21
Mar

DAY TWO OF THE 62ND COMMISSION OF NARCOTIC DRUGS

SSDP staff and members are in Vienna this week with our youth allies in CSSDP, SSDP Australia, Youth Rise, and YODA attending the 62nd Commission on Narcotic Drugs meeting (“CND”). Yesterday, we shared an update from the first day of CND. Today, Ailish Brennan’18 of Youth RISE and University College Dublin SSDP shares her thoughts on the second day of

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19
Mar

Day One Updates from the 62nd Commission on Narcotic Drugs

SSDP staff and members are in Vienna this week with our youth allies in CSSDP, SSDP Australia, Youth Rise, and YODA attending the 62nd Commission on Narcotic Drugs meeting (“CND”). Yesterday, we shared an update from last week’s High-Level Ministerial Segment. Today, SSDP’s International Program Manager, Jake Agliata ’11, summarizes the key events which took place during the first day

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