"The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has convened in New York for a special session on 'The World Drug Problem.' It is the third time the UNGA will convene such a session on global drug issues. Previous special sessions on drugs were held in 1990 and 1998. [...] Meanwhile, countries including the United States, Russia, and China continue to advocate for the preservation of the current international drug control system. Also defending the current system are countries with robust prohibitionist policies, including, controversially, the use of the death penalty for drug-related offenses."
CRS Insight, IN10482
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