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U.N. not a place to find good policy

“No, the U.N. leadership is not that open to reform (in 2016)… the U.N. was confiscating copies of the letter calling for the end of the drug war that were being handed out in front of the U.N.”

UN Security was apparently ordered to confiscate the letter, and attendees were ordered to hand over their copies upon entering the building. According to a number of participants in the UN Special Session, they were told that the document was not allowed in the building. “As we were walking into the metal detectors right at the entrance, the security were confiscating it from people,” said Natalie Lyla Ginsberg, Policy and Advocacy Manager for Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Ms. Ginsberg continued, “I went back to ask the security guard why, and he said he got orders from the UN to specifically take the newspapers. He said he was just following orders.”

Original Article (Drug War Rant):
U.N. not a place to find good policy
Artwork Fair Use: Dr. Lansana Gberie Senior Researcher Africa Conflict Prevention Programme of Institute for Security Studies (ISS) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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