Why do we need a harm reduction Decade?
Right now, ahead of the 2016 UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs, governments and international organizations are discussing the future direction of drug policy which will determine policies of countries for the next ten years.
We are asking you to stand in solidarity with people who use drugs, their families and communities by signing the Harm Reduction Decade Declaration that calls on governments and international organizations to: Endorse and adopt harm reduction as a key principle of drug policy throughout the next decade of the global response to drug use. Redirect just a small portion of funding from ineffective punitive drug control activities into health, human rights and harm reduction responses, and deliver a global target of a 10% shift in such funding by 2020 at the upcoming UNGASS. End the criminalisation of people who use drugs and the punitive legal frameworks that fuel HIV transmission, overdose, mass incarceration and human rights violations.