Global Drug Policy

Help Not Handcuffs, Inc. engages in the discussions at the United Nations concerning reforming the  Global Drug Conventions, implementation of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem Outcome Document as well as the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030.


 Help Not Handcuffs Global Declaration on Drug Policy

Our Global Declaration on Drug Policy was submitted to the U.N. for consideration as the UNGASS Process took place. More than two dozen Global, Regional, National and Local NGO's and researchers endorsed the declaration. To read the Help Not Handcuffs Global Drug Policy Declaration click here

If you, or your organization, would like to sign on in support of the Global Declaration on Drug Policy please send an email to 








Testimony of Randy Thompson, Help Not Handcuffs at the

United Nations' Preparatory Process for the UNGASS


Side-Event at the U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna, Austria

"Civil Society and International Drug Policy 
in the Context of Agenda 2030"

Click here to see the flyer for the event. 

Speaking at the Event are:

Dr. Rokas Bernotas, Ambassador at Large, Republic of Lithuania offered Welcoming Remarks.

Katherine Pettus (VNGOC/International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care) spoke on How civil society work to improve availability of controlled medicines (Ch. 2 UNGASS Outcome Document) will help countries achieve at least eight SDGs.

Isaac Morales (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Mexico) shared the policies of the Republic of Mexico.

Jurgita Poskeviciute (I Can Live) spoke on Civil society and UN member states – equal partners for implementing SDGs related to drug policy through the health perspective.

Randy Thompson (Help not Handcuffs) spoke on How Drug De-criminalization, Regulation and Harm Reduction Supports Agenda 2030.

If you would like to support the Help Not Handcuffs Global Drug Policy Program by making a much needed donation click here


Help Not Handcuffs, Inc. is an organization in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations since 2017.