Vienna Declaration (drug policy)
One of its supporters was 2008 Nobel Laureate and International AIDS Society (IAS) Governing Council member Prof. Francoise Barré-Sinoussi, co-discoverer of HIV. It was the official declaration of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010) which was held in Vienna, Austria, from July 18 to 23, 2010. The declaration was drafted by a team of international experts and initiated by several of the world’s leading HIV and drug policy scientific bodies: the International AIDS Society, the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy (ICSDP), and the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. The Lancet published the text of the Vienna Declaration, together with a series of articles and comments on HIV in people who use drugs.
- Oleksyn, Veronika (June 28, 2010), Experts urge reform of global drug policy, WTOP
- Henry Neondo (28 June 2010), Scientists Call for Reform of International Drug Policy, Africa Science News Service
- HIV in people who use drugs The Lancet (Accessed 23 July 2010)
- Paperny, Anna Mehler (August 26, 2010). "Toronto formally endorses harm reduction on drug use". Globe and Mail. Retrieved August 28, 2010.
- McKnight, Zoe (August 26, 2010). "Council votes to endorse decriminalization of drug use". National Post. Retrieved August 28, 2010.