Many activists, NGOs and protestors refuse to go in the building and instead camp outside the UN in New York, for the 2016 UNGASS conference about the War on Drugs!
Not only, because UN is a difficult place to get in at the best of times, but because they see it as futile, as many of the key decisions are already made, like the continued adoption of the prohibitionist stance, which was adopted on day one, without any discussion or voting!. This maintains policies that criminalise non-medical or scientific drug use, when the whole world has for many years been crying for an end to the war on drugs and the war on people that use drugs.
Franklin from Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (Leap) Interview by Hemp Author Doug Fine Outside UNGASS 2016 in New York.
Doug Fine and the Tamautas shamans at UNGASS 2016 at the United Nations in New York, Chew The Coca Leaf.
The European Coalition for Just and Effective Drug Policies, is a pan-European network of currently 150 NGO’s and individual experts involved in the drug issue on a daily base. We are the European section of an International Coalition, which consists of more than 400 NGOs from around the world that have adhered to a Manifesto for Just and Effective Drug Policies (established in 1998). Among our members are organisations of cannabis and other drug users, of health workers, researchers, grassroot activists as well as companies.