AimsWFAD marks the launch of a global network of organisations which are united behind the UN’s narcotics conventions. WFAD welcomes all individuals and organisations which are campaigning to achieve a society free from the non-medical use of narcotic drugs. The path to achieving this goal is long and beset by problems, which is why unrelenting efforts to gradually reduce drug abuse step by step are so important.

One of WFAD's tasks is to organize the biannual World Forum Against Drugs. The World Forum Against Drugs is a global conference that works as a meeting point for people from all continents who are working to prevent drug abuse at grass-root level, on a voluntary basis, professionally or as policy makers.

WFAD supports and is guided by the 1961, 1971 and 1988 UN narcotics conventions and the resolution resulting from the 1998

WFAD also supports the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which stipulates in Article 33 that children have the right to be protected from the abuse of illicit drugs. WFAD regards the non-medicinal use of narcotic substances as a severe public health problem which results in major problems for society.