Foundation for a Drug-Free World Recognized on the Eve of the UN Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Drug-Free World achieves UN consultative status on the eve of the UN Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Los Angeles, California, United States, 4th Jul 2024 – On June 25, a day before the UN Day Against Drug Abuse, Foundation for a Drug-Free World received its official letter from the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs granting consultative status to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). One of the six principal organs of the United Nations, the ECOSOC is responsible for the direction and coordination of the economic, social, humanitarian, and cultural activities carried out by the UN. This honor and privilege greatly increases the Foundation’s ability to achieve its objectives: to empower youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free.

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The timing of this honor could not have been more appropriate as Drug-Free World chapters in cities around the world commemorated this UN day with activities to educate their communities on the truth about drugs. And all in keeping with the UN’s motto for the day for 2024: “The evidence is clear: invest in prevention.” 

“On behalf of all Drug-Free World chapters and millions of drug-prevention volunteers in countries around the world, we would like to express our appreciation for this recognition,” said Foundation for a Drug-Free World Executive Director Jessica Hochman. “We pledge to not only continue our commitment but to redouble our efforts to bring about a drug-free world.” 

In his message for the day, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said, “Drugs are at the root of immeasurable human suffering. … As this year’s theme reminds us, breaking the cycle of suffering means starting at the beginning, before drugs take hold, by investing in prevention.”

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World’s Truth About Drugs campaign is one of the world’s largest nongovernmental drug information and prevention initiatives. Hochman emphasizes that UN consultative status will empower the Foundation to greatly increase the impact of its work. The Foundation looks forward to organizing and participating in drug education and prevention programs and conferences at the UN in Geneva, Vienna and New York and organizing conferences to share expertise gained in decades of effective drug education and prevention in countries around the world.

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Organization: Foundation for a Drug-Free World International

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