World Federation Against Drugs

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World Federation Against Drugs (WFAD) is a multilateral community with a growing number non-governmental organizations from different parts of the world (118 organizations in 44 countries in June 2014). WFAD has also individuals as members, many of them personally involved in work against drug abuse, who support the aims of the organisation.[1] The 1st World Forum Against Drugs was hosted in Sweden in 2008 by a group of Swedish non-Government organizations. An outcome of the first forum was the founding of WFAD in 2009 and to organize the 2nd World Forum Against Drugs in 2010.[2][3] The start of WFAD had, in 2009, moral support from the US President George W Bush[4]

The aim of WFAD is to work toward a "drug-free" world. The members of the WFAD share a common concern that illicit drug use is threatening the existence of stable families, communities and government institutions throughout the world. WFAD has its head office in Stockholm. WFAD opposes legalization of cannabis and other recreational drugs.[5] WFAD further opposes activities like injection rooms for heroin addicts on evidence-based grounds and advocates that the nations must adhere to the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs 1961.[6]

The WFAD organized, in 2012, the 3rd World Forum Against Drugs[7][3] WFAD also operates a website on which it frequently publishes news about the work against drug abuse in different countries.

One of many key speakers at the World Forums Against Drugs was R. Gil Kerlikowske, U.S. President Barack Obama's "drug czar".[8] At the 3rd World Forum Against Drugs in Stockholm May 2012 was a declaration "for a humane and balanced drug policy" signed by him as representative of the U.S. Government along with representatives of Italy, the Russian Federation, Sweden and the United Kingdom. [9]


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