The Global Commission on Drug Policy launched a new annual report on the 26th of June, named ‘The War on Drugs and HIV/AIDS’: How the criminalization of drug use fuels the global pandemic’ . The launch of the report was followed by a press conference and teleconference in central London. The commissioners who spoke in the press conference were Fernando Henrique Cardoso (Chair and Former President of Brazil), César Gaviria (the Former President of Colombia), Michel Kazatchkine (Professor of medicine and Former Executive Director of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria), Richard Branson (advocate for social causes and founder of the Virgin Group) and Ruth Dreifuss (Former President of Switzerland and Minister of Home Affairs). The report is of extremely big importance and was expected to gain extreme publicity and big media coverage.
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