Countries have worked together for more than one hundred years in order to prevent the problem of non-medical use of narcotic drugs. Much has been achieved, but much more can be done in the future to prevent young people from experimenting with illegal drugs and thus exposing themselves to the risk of becoming addicted.
WFAD believes that it is important to identify and promote good examples of policies and programs that are efficient and make a difference to reduce drug abuse. Every day of the year, in all corners of the world, people do important work to prevent drug abuse. It is important for those involved to get to know each other, exchange experiences and establish networks across borders and between continents.
Major landmarks of WFAD, 2009-2013
2008; The 1st World Forum Against Drugs was arranged by 10 Swedish organisations, in Stockholm Sweden
2009; World Federation Against Drugs was funded by the organisations present at the 1st Forum, with the aim to harness the power of the NGOs around the world to reverse the drug problem.
2009; WFAD took active part in the international debate around illicit drugs, among other activities WFAD was present at the CND meeting in Vienna for the first time
2010; WFAD published the report "Children’s rights and drug use" 
2010; The 2nd World Forum Against Drugs was arranged by WFAD attracting participants from all over the world. In connection with the Forum, the first congress of WFAD was held.
2010; WFAD was present at the Ministerial meeting about illicit drugs at the African Union
2011; WFAD co-hosted a side event at the CND meeting in Vienna, "The Right of Children to Be Protected from Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances"