On March 1st 2020, the 7th World Forum Against Drugs was held in Vienna, Austria. The 7th year World Forum was hosted in connection to the 63rd Annual Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), hosted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and came about as a result of a strategic planning held prior to 2018’s CND. Members saw the need to come together and prepare so to have a joint voice during the CND. A working group consisting of 10 organisations from different areas of the world, working within different topics within the drug field, joined hands in planning the meeting. The date was set to Sunday, March 1st, the day before the inauguration of the 63rd CND.
The Forum focused on Youth and Children in particular and highlighted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Human Rights, prevention, treatment and recovery of youth. A statement paper was written to highlight each topic, these statements are included in the Forum Report.
In connection to the 7th World Forum, we invited all members to the Annual Congress which was also made available for online participation.
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