Jake Agliata

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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18
Mar

Updates from the 2019 High Level Ministerial Segment

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”). Last week, a two day High Level Ministerial Segment (“HLMS”) took place where UN member states conducted a ten year review of the 2009 Political Declaration and Plan of Action.

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1
Mar

Psychedelics hasn’t escaped gender: If the rate of use is the same, how come we only hear from men?

This op-ed was written by Yahav Erez ’17, founder of SSDP Israel, and was originally published in Hebrew in Time Out Tel Aviv. Translation to English was provided by Miriam Erez. The nearly equal rates of use of psychedelics between men and women, as reported by Time Out Tel Aviv’s Big Drug Survey, should surprise us. Drugs are perceived of

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26
Feb

SSDP Ireland Hosts National Gathering in Dublin

Written by Declan Moore, Chairperson of Dublin City University SSDP On Saturday February 9th 2019, SSDP Ireland held a national gathering of chapters at University College Dublin (UCD). The event replaced the annual SSDP Ireland National Conference. The idea came about during meetings between leaders of Irish chapters who wanted to strengthen the inter-chapter relationships across the country in order

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29
Jan

A Look Back at 2018 in Global Drug Policy

Written by Orsi Feher ’16, SSDP’s Europe Global Fellow The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) is one of the three bodies assigned roles by the global drug control conventions, along with the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), and the World Health Organization (WHO). CND is the central drug policy decision making body within the United Nations system and can vote

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