Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy, is one of the keynote speakers at the World Forum Against Drugs in Stockholm, Sweden May 24-25, 2010.

United States is an important policy maker and we appreciate that the U.S. Administration supports WFAD’s initiative to gather restrictive forces in a global organisation, says Per Johansson, WFAD Board Secretary.

Antonio Maria Costa, Executive Director of UNODC, and Maria Larsson, Swedish Minister for Public Health, will give keynote speeches. Other important speakers include Professor Bertha Madras, Harvard University, USA, and Craig Nakken, author and lecturer, USA.

Adama Diedhiou, Head of Narcotics Police in Senegal and Professor Solomon Rataemane from South Africa will speak about the situation in Africa.

Africa is becoming more and more important, and focus on Africa is one of the key issues at the Forum. However, the drug trade and abuse of drugs is an obstacle to development, especially in West Africa where the illegal trade of drugs pose a threat to peace and political stability, says Sofia Modigh, Forum Project Manager.

Other speakers at the Forum

Peter Allebeck, Professor, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Steven Alm, Judge, Hawaii, USA
Fabio Bernabei, Journalist, Italy
Sven Britton, Professor, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Sven-Olov Carlsson, International President, World Federation Against Drugs
Manuel Pinto Coelho, President of the Association for a Drug Free Portugal., Portugal
Arthur T. Dean, Major General, Chairman and CEO, CADCA, USA
Abdoulaye Diouf, Manager of the Centre Against Drugs, Senegal
Robert DuPont, MD, President, Institute of Behaviour and Health, USA
David Evans, Esq., Executive Director, Drugfree Schools Coalition, USA
Carmen Fernandez, General Director, Centros de Integracion Juvenil, Mexico
Gabriella Gobbi, Professor, McGill University, USA (to be confirmed)
Angela Hawken, Professor, Pepperdine University, USA
Kristina Hillgren, Psychologist, Sweden
Rogers Kasirye, President, Uganda Youth Development Link, Uganda
Jennifer Kimani, CEO, National Campaign Against Drug Abuse, Kenya
Monica Luppi, International Relations Officer, San Patrignano, Italy
Jorge McDouall, MD, M.H.S, Colombia
Craig Nakken, Author and therapist, USA
Torgny Peterson, Sweden
Mina Seinfeld de Carakushansky, President Brazilian Humanitarians in Action, Brazil
David Turner, Chair of the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs, United Kingdom

Further information

Sofia Modigh

+46 766 27 67 60


Per Johansson

+46 708 30 17 89


The World Federation Against Drugs (WFAD) is a multilateral community of non-governmental organisations and individuals. Founded in 2009, the aim of WFAD is to work for a drug-free world. The members of the WFAD share a common concern that illicit drug use is undercutting traditional values and threatening the existence of stable families, communities, and government institutions throughout the world.

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