According to the report, drug-related deaths have increased by 145% over the last decade, with more than 71,000 overdose deaths in the United States in 2017 alone.
"This report is another nail in the coffin for the war on drugs," said Ann Fordham, the Executive Director of IDPC, in a prepared statement.
The UN was not immediately available for comment on the report, which was made public Sunday.
"Governments will meet next March at the UN and will likely rubber-stamp more of the same for the next decade in drug policy.
In addition to fueling violence, the existing policy of criminalizing drug use has also resulted in mass incarceration, the report said.
The report also said that 33 jurisdictions retain the death penalty for drug offenses in violation of international standards.
Last week Canada became the first country in the G7 group of industrialized nations to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. »