This Declaration is a call for parents, family organisations, family members and their friends all over the world to come together to insist on better laws and policies to deal with illicit drug issues based on research and evidence. Full details and the Declaration to be signed can be found at http://ffdlr.org.au/Declaration
Parents can make a powerful statement on this issue. The voices of parents trying to make a better world for their children need to be heard.
The Declaration also calls on the United Nations to evaluate existing treaties, promote evidence based policies and an international drug control regime that causes the least possible harm to our children, individuals and to society generally.
Parents, family members and their friends have suffered greatly as a result of the prohibition drug laws and policies. Family members have died or been murdered, been imprisoned, suffered poor health and denied essential treatment services as a direct or indirect result of those policies.
This is not just a problem for families in only one country, it affects families in all countries and it is a problem that originates from the UN drug conventions which are founded on the basic premise that global prohibition policies can prevent drug use. But they have not prevented drug use and have caused more harm than was ever intended.