Have you signed the Oviedo Declaration?

Have you signed the Oviedo Declaration?

ISAAC International has signed The Declaration of Oviedo, are you able to do the same?

Drug use continues to pose evident challenges to populations worldwide. In just one decade, the use of drugs has grown by 23%. At the same time, science is increasingly proving that a significant portion of drug-use related problems is preventable. The 2023 World Drug Report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) identified the need to provide and implement international large-scale drug-use prevention initiatives.

On June 9th, 2023, international and national experts met in the beautiful city of Oviedo, Spain, in a consultation organized by Proyecto Hombre* to explore effective strategies for preventing drug use aligned with international scientific standards. During 2023, and stemming from the consultation, more than 200 experts have worked to adopt the Declaration of Oviedo, ten proposals for scaling up evidence-based prevention at the forefront of drug policy.

Read the declaration

Sign the declaration on the Google Form or or email the name of your organization, e-mail address, country and contact person to contact@oviedodeclaration.org.

What next?

Disseminate and promote the proposals on effective prevention within your organization, in your country and through your networks.

Who is involved?

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the government of Spain, the Council of Europe, the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs, the University of Oviedo and the University of the Balearic Islands act as observers (they do not necessarily agree with the content of the declaration).

The 2024 initiative on drug-use prevention of the Declaration of Oviedo is a global and collective construction. See the list of collaborators here (including ISAAC Members).

This collective initiative stems from a consultation of international experts organized in Oviedo (Spain) in June 2023 by Proyecto Hombre (www.proyectohombe.es). The entire process is being carried out on a voluntary basis and without financial support.