Promoting international drug control
Synonyms: Developing global action on illegal drug use
Context: The basis for international drug control lies in the three international drug control treaties and their implementation by the United Nations International Drug Control Programme. The environment within which this control system operates is changing rapidly, and up to date information is therefore needed to respond quickly and effectively to all aspects of the problem: the manufacture, trafficking and abuse of illicit drugs. It is the responsibility of the United Nations to take the initiative in raising public awareness of those aspects of the drugs problem which now affect every community in every nation.
Claim: 1. Much more needs to be done to identify, understand and contain the forces which lead individuals to resort to drugs. It is the objective of reaching people in this way which should serve as the guiding principle for all drug control activities, be they national, regional or international in scope.
Type Classification: E: Emanations of other strategies