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Antonio Maria Costa speaks at World Forum Against Drugs in Sweden

Pressmeddelande   •   Jan 22, 2010 12:55 CET

The Swedish Government has decided to support the 2nd World Forum Against Drugs in Sweden. Delegates from 80 countries participated in the first Forum which took place in Stockholm in 2008.

We look forward to establish an international forum to strengthen a balanced, restrictive global drug policy, says Sofia Modigh, project leader for the 2010 World Forum Against Drugs. UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa and the Swedish Minister for Public Health, Maria Larsson, will give key note speeches at the conference.

The World Forum will take place at Norra Latin City Conference Center in Stockholm, Sweden on May 24-26, 2010 under the high patronage of H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden.

International and national scientists, politicians, policy makers, NGOs, law enforcement agencies, social workers, parents and other organisations and individuals are expected to participate.

We have worked hard for a couple of years to bring together drug-restrictive forces from all over the world. On the global arena, the pro-drug lobby has stood unchallenged for too long. We are very pleased that the World Federation Against Drugs has been founded as this enables us to work effectively on the international arena,  says WFAD Board Secretary Per Johansson.

Contacts:

Sofia Modigh +46 766 2767 60

sofia.modigh@wfad.se

Per Johansson +46 708 3017 89

per.johansson@wfad.se

www.wfad.se

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.