Kevin Sabet at lunch meeting - 1500p

Drug Policy Futures:

Ten steps for successful national action on drugs

Drug Policy Futures, a global NGO network of more than 300 affiliates, urges UN member states on to focus on ten action areas for better drug policies. These steps, if well-implemented, will greatly improve national drug policies and yield to a substantial reduction in drug-related harms.

05. April 2017
Filippinenes flagg

International protests against drug-related killings in the Philippines

Prevention of drug problems does not give anyone a «license to kill». This is the essence in an open letter sent by FORUT to the Government of the Philippines through their embassy in Oslo. FORUT strongly appeals to the Philippines to stop using killings and other inhuman methods as a part of their drug policy. NGOs from all over the world have expressed the same concern.

05. September 2016
FNs plenumssal 750p med FORUT-logo

FORUT granted Consultative Status at ECOSOC

“A very welcome decision which makes it possible to widen and strengthen FORUT’s collaboration with the United Nations”, says Secretary General of FORUT, Morten Lønstad, in a comment to the fact that FORUT has been granted Special Consultative Status at ECOSOC.

19. August 2016
Front page Cannabis report WHO 2016

Report from WHO on effects of nonmedical cannabis use

Just in time for the UNGASS conference in New York, the World Health Organization released a report that gives an update on what we today know about the health and social consequences on cannabis use. The report is a very important contribution towards a more sober and knowledge-based discussion around cannabis policies, in UN as well as in the member states.

09. August 2016
Front Page International Statnards on Drug Use Prevention

UNODC: International Standards on Drug Use Prevention

This publication from the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is an excellent introduction to the state of the art of how to best prevent drug use and drug problems. The text draws upon a review of existing research on prevention and recommends the most effective interventions and strategies for various target groups.

09. August 2016

United Nations Affirms Support for International Drug Control Conventions

Around 800 representatives from civil society organizations from all across the world joined the UNGASS conference in New York as observers and organizers of side-events. Here are some comments from prevention-oriented NGOs on the outcome of UNGASS.

02. May 2016
Overview of general asembly hall 1700p

The UNGASS Outcome Document:

A comprehensive menu for reducing drug-related harm

The UNGASS Outcome Document adopted in New York 19 April offers an excellent strategy for a comprehensive, balanced and effective policy to reduce both drug use and its related harm. The document contains a long menu of effective interventions that will reduce drug-related harm – if the words are made into action.

02. May 2016
Dag Endal, speaker at UNGAS 2016

Dag Endal speaks at UNGASS 2016

Prevent drug problems, don't promote them

Said FORUT representative Dag Endal at the UN Thursday: "Prevention is effective, humane, cost-effective and empowering. Therefore: Prevent. Don’t Promote." Endal was speaking as a civil society representative at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the world drug problem.

22. April 2016
Dag Endal, speaker at UNGAS 2016

FORUT representative to speak at UNGASS

Representing FORUT, Mr. Dag Endal, will take the floor as one of six civil society speakers at the forthcoming United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem, UNGASS 2016.

13. April 2016
Hele forsamlingen 400p

Position papers to UNGASS

FORUT recommends a broad, balanced and prevention-oriented global drug strategy

Global drug strategies should be comprehensive, balanced and prevention-oriented.  A more narrow harm reduction approach can never replace primary prevention and treatment/rehabilitation as the main strategy in global, national and local drug policies. This is the key message from FORUT in two position papers to the UNGASS process.

30. September 2015