African Union Department of Social Affairs

The Department of Social Affairs works to promote the AU’s labour, social development, and cultural agenda. Its core roles include: providing support for the implementation of Member States’ policies on labor, population, health, and migration; developing programs and strategies on drug control and other issues; and promoting AU instruments for advancing the social and solidarity agenda. The Department has five divisions: Health, Nutrition, and Population; HIV/AIDs, Malaria, Tuberculosis, and Other Infectious Diseases; Labour, Employment and Migration; Social Welfare, Vulnerable Groups, and Drug Control; and Culture and Sport. It also hosts the Secretariat of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC).


Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Program (CPDAP)

The Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Program (CPDAP) assists the Colombo Plan member countries in drug policy formulation, encouraging national efforts in drug demand and supply reduction programs. CPDAP also advocates for the use of evidence-based practices in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and prevention and empowers SUD professionals through the provision of technical assistance. https://colombo-plan.org/

The International Society of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Professionals (ISSUP)

The International Society of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Professionals (ISSUP)is a global, not for profit, non-government organization to support the development of a professional drug demand reduction workforce.


International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR)

International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR) supports the rapid improvement in competencies and skills among current and future generations of addiction professionals, to meet the increasing demand for prevention, treatment, and public health services. Toward this end, the ICUDDR facilitates networking among universities to promote high-quality education and training in the field of addiction prevention, treatment, and public health interventions. It also pursues related applied addictions research, outreach, and advocacy.


NAADAC, Association for Addiction Professionals

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of more than 100,000 addiction counselors, educators, and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada, and abroad. “NAADAC’s Mission is to lead, unify, and empower addiction focused professionals to achieve excellence through education, advocacy, knowledge, standards of practice, ethics, professional development, and research.” – NAADAC Mission Statement adopted 1998 https://www.naadac.org/

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) helps the Member States facing urgent problems including smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons, wildlife crime, maritime crime, cybercrime, and trafficking in illicit drugs, firearms, and cultural property. Further, UNODC seeks to combat corruption, reinforce efforts to prevent and counter-terrorism, and enhance alternative development and access to controlled substances for medical purposes, promote evidence-based approaches to drug use prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation, as well as HIV and AIDS.


World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO supports countries as it coordinates the efforts of multiple sectors of the government and partners – including bi- and multilateral, funds and foundations, civil society organizations, and private sector – to attain its health objectives and support national health policies and strategies.


European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)

EMCDDA exists to provide the EU and its Member States with a factual overview of European drug problems and a solid evidence base to support the drug debate. Today it offers policymakers the data they need for drawing up informed drug laws and strategies. It also helps professionals and practitioners working in the field pinpoint best practices and new areas of research. Mission: The EMCDDA was set up to provide ‘factual, objective, reliable and comparable information concerning drugs, drug addiction and their consequences


Applied Prevention Science International (APSI)

Applied Prevention Science International (APSI) was formed to assist national and international policy makers and practitioners to apply prevention science to address substance use and other related issues within their communities.  Working in collaboration with international organizations, APSI provides advice, consultation, and services to support the interface among science, policy, and practice, including project development and coordination; science-based training and certification of prevention professionals; and evaluation and research efforts in substance use.  The overall purpose is to assist in the development of trained prevention professionals who can implement the most effective and science-proven prevention interventions and policies.


European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR)

The European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR) will advance the science base of environmental, universal, selective, and indicated prevention aimed at improving human health and well-being and addressing health inequalities.

Cornerstones of this advancement are cross-disciplinary networks of scientists, policymakers and practitioners, methodology development, promotion of higher education, and career development in prevention and implementation research.


U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)

INL works to keep Americans safe at home by countering international crime, illegal drugs, and instability abroad. INL helps countries deliver justice and fairness by strengthening their police, courts, and corrections systems. These efforts reduce the amount of crime and illegal drugs reaching U.S. shores.


Organization of American States (OAS)

Organization of American States (OAS) brings together all 35 independent states of the Americas and constitutes the main political, juridical, and social governmental forum in the Hemisphere. In addition, it has granted permanent observer status to 69 states, as well as to the European Union (EU).

The Organization uses a four-pronged approach to effectively implement its essential purposes, based on its main pillars: democracy, human rights, security, and development. Within OAS the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) is the Western Hemisphere’s policy forum for dealing with the drug problem.


Society for Prevention Research (SPR)

The Society for Prevention Research is an organization dedicated to advancing scientific investigation on the etiology and prevention of social, physical, and mental health and academic problems and on the translation of that information to promote health and well-being.

The multi-disciplinary membership of SPR is international and includes scientists, practitioners, advocates, administrators, and policymakers who value the conduct and dissemination of prevention science worldwide.


Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA)

The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse changes lives by bringing people and knowledge together to reduce the harm of alcohol and other drugs on society.

For more than 25 years, we have provided guidance and advice on addictions and substance use to public, private, and non-governmental organizations.

The vision is that all people in Canada live in a healthy society free of alcohol- and other drug-related harm.

The mission is to provide national leadership and advance solutions to address alcohol- and other drug-related harm.

Together with our partners, we are working to improve the health and safety of Canadians. We will achieve this goal by nurturing a knowledge exchange environment where research guides policy and evidence-informed actions enhance effectiveness in the field.


NGO Marketplace

The NGO Marketplace is a joint project of the UNODC Civil Society Team and the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs and was first launched in 2016.

The NGO Marketplace is an innovative online global platform to assist the international community to find out and learn about NGOs working on drug-related issues.

The NGO Marketplace:

  1. allows the Member States and other stakeholders to find information about, and connect with, NGOs working on drug policy and providing drug-related services to affected populations
  2. increases communication and networking of NGOs globally.


World Federation Against Drugs (WFAD)

WFAD is a multilateral community of non-governmental organizations and individuals. Members 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. The aim of WFAD is to work toward a “drug-free” world. https://wfad.se/

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