Reducing demand for drugs

Developing demand reduction programmes for drugs
Working for drug demand reduction
Existing policy and legislation, which often focuses on the criminal aspects of supply reduction, sometimes creates obstacles to the development of effective demand reduction. The need for such demand reduction is increasingly recognized.
In 1990 the World Ministerial Summit on Reduction of Demand for Drugs adopted a declaration reinforcing such initiatives. ILO is concerned with the provision of guidelines for demand reduction in relation to vocational rehabilitation.

In December 1994, citizens' groups involved in reducing the demand for drugs and in social development issues met at a major world conference in Bangkok, Thailand sponsored by the UN International Drug Control Programme (UNDCP). The Forum aimed to focus on drug demand reduction in the broader context of social development. Its main objectives were to enhance and increase the involvement of NGOs in drug demand reduction, to facilitate improved or new partnerships between NGOs and to promote additional NGO partners with UNDCP.

Type Classification:
G: Very Specific strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal