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Members of the network

The membership of the network consist of nongovernmental organisations and professional association who joined after the Geneva meeting. See the list of members.

So far the following organisations have confirmed their participation in the network:

The Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CONGO)

11, Avenue de la paix, 1st Floor,
1202 Geneva, Switzerland
Post: CP 50,
1211 Genéve 20, Suisse
Tel: +41 22 301 1000
Fax: +41 22 301 2000

777 United Nations Plaza,
6th Floor,
New York, NY 0017,
Tel: +1 212 986 8557
Fax: +1 212 986 0821

Address: VIC, Room C0266A,
P.O. Box 500 VIC,
A 1400 Vienna,
Tel: +43 1 260 60 4422
Fax: +43 1 260 60 5985

The Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations is an independent, international, not-for-profit membership association of nongovernmental organizations that facilitates the participation of NGOs in United Nations debates and decisions. CONGO represents the main counterpart of NGOs in relationship with the United Nations, operating from its traditional offices in UN major centres of New York, Geneva, and Vienna, but extends its work to all regions of the world.
Since its founding in 1948, CONGO has worked to ensure that NGO voices are heard throughout the international arena. CONGO's role in mobilizing larger civil society highlights CONGO's major objectives within its mandate: to ensure that NGOs are present when governments discuss issues of global concern at the United Nations and to facilitate their participation in the decision-making.

CONGO does not take positions on substantive matters. However, CONGO does provide, through special and ad hoc NGO Committees, fora for discussion of substantive matters by its members and members of the UN Secretariat, UN Delegations, and other experts.

 Web pages here

FORUT, Campaign for Development and Solidarity

P.O. Box 300

FORUT is a development agency involved in development work in Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Its vision is a world in peace and without poverty, where all are secured human rights and social justice, and where alcohol and drugs do not prevent people’s well being and fulfilment of human potential. FORUT as an organization pays a particular interest in alcohol and drugs as development issues.

Web pages in Norwegian and English

Intercambios Asociación Civil

Corrientes 2548,
1º E, 1046,
Buenos Aires,

Intercambios is a non-governmental organization founded in 1995. Based in Buenos Aires, it is the leading organization in Argentina working to ensure the human rights of drug users through harm reduction. Intercambios believes that stigmatization and discrimination against drug users and drug use (of both legal and illegal substances) often leads to violations of human rights. We therefore ground our work in the globally accepted ethics of human rights, social engagement, and scientific rigor.
Intercambios focuses primarily on three core areas:
Intervention – Intercambios trains members of the most marginalized communities to promote health education and open access to services.
Investigation – Targeted research is conducted in order to understand the perceptions, attitudes and behaviors associated with drug use and sexual activity.
Advocacy – Activities strive to affect national policies relating to drug use.

Collaboration and sharing of resources are central components to the work of Intercambios. Interdisciplinary involvement in all three areas of their work ensures that important input and assistance is given at all levels.

Web pages: in Spanish and English

Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA)

Alliance House,
12 Caxton Street,
London SW1H 0QS
United Kingdom

The Global Alcohol Policy Alliance is a rapidly developing network of non-government organizations and people working in public health agencies who share information on alcohol issues and advocate for best practice, evidence-based alcohol policies.

Resource centres affiliated to GAPA are already operating in the EU,  USA and India. New centres are being established Asia and Pacific.

"GAPA works to reduce alcohol-related harm worldwide by promoting science-based policies independent of commercial interests."

Web pages here

EMNA, European Network of mutual-help organisations for people in difficulty with alcohol.

Le Ruisseau
St.Germain des Grois
61110 France  

EMNA is a European network, begun in 2003, which has grown from a small platform of alcohol mutual-help groups into a substantial body of National Federations and Associations involved with alcohol addiction issues, with a special focus on mutual-help. Our base is, therefore, mostly voluntary and involved in daily work with people suffering from the full range of illnesses which alcohol can cause. About 400,000 people regularly attend meetings held by EMNA members. Most of our groups work within families and communities. 

EMNA’s primary objective is to promote mutual help-groups and community programmes as an important part of the treatment enabling people with alcohol related problems to overcome dependency, to recover, to reintegrate within their family and community, and to prevent relapse.

Web pages here

The Stopdrink Network

979 S.M. Tower, 34 Flr.,
Phaholyothin Rd.,
Bangkok 10400

The Stopdrink Network is the collaborating center in Thailand set up to facilitate cooperation among NGOs, organizations, institutions, communities, clubs, associations, religious organizations and other public and private entities including government authorities which share their common goals in reducing alcohol consumption and its related harms by means of changing attitudes and  creating effective measures.

Web pages here

International Federation of Blue Cross (IFBC)

Lindenrain 5a
Postfach 6813
CH-3001 Bern

The IFBC is a politically and denominationally independent organization consisting of about 40 t national member organizations, predominantly in Africa, Europe, Brazil and India. The IFBC promotes the exchange of knowledge, skills and best of practices of the member organizations which are engaged in the prevention, treatment and after care of alcohol and other drug related problems, based on Christian values.

Web pages here

European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)

39-41 rue d'Arlon
B1000 Brussels
The European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) represents over 100 non-governmental and other not-for-profit organisations working in support of health in Europe. EPHA aims to promote and protect the health interests of all people living in Europe and to strengthen the dialogue between the EU institutions, citizens and NGOs in support of healthy public policies.

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