The International Task Force on Strategic
Drug Abuse and Human Rights
Drug abuse is a fundamental
humanitarian and social issue that transcends
political ideas, parties, and national
As defined by United Nations
Conventions on Illicit Drug Use, drug abuse
destroys the unique dignity of individuals,
their freedom to think, and ability to evaluate
the difference between right and wrong.
A concerted effort to dismantle
the UN Conventions is currently underway by a
small but determined and growing lobby whose aim
is to legalize drugs.
Under the guise of a seemingly
sensible term – "harm reduction" – these groups
promote drug use by advocating "controlled" drug
distribution and drug education revolving around
the idea of “safe” drug use.
Dismantling the UN Conventions
would seriously undermine government's ability
to reduce total harm, our ultimate
goal, and would compromise individual rights to
be free of drugs.
Promoting drug use itself is
cruel and inhumane, and contradicts the spirit
of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child,
the UN Convention on Human Rights, and other
As such, the UN should fortify
and enforce current anti-drug Conventions, and
assist governments and individuals to promote
healthy lifestyles and a hopeful future.
Note: The Drug Prevention
Network of the Americas (DPNA) works in
collaboration with the Drug Free America
Foundation The International Task Force on
Strategic Drug Policy is a network of
professionals and community leaders from across
the globe who support and promote drug demand
reduction principles and strive to advance
communication and cooperation among
nongovernment organizations (NGO’s) who are
working to stem illicit drug use and promote
sound drug policy around the world.