International Agencies working on drugs policy
International Harm Reduction Association (IHRA) is a leading non-governmental organisation working to promote and expand support for harm reduction. They are an influential global source of research, policy/legal analysis and advocacy on drug use, health and human rights issues. The organisation is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) is a global network of 177 NGOs that focus on issues related to drug production, trafficking and use. IDPC promotes objective and open debate on the effectiveness, direction and content of drug policies at the national and international level, and supports evidence-based policies that are effective at reducing drug-related harm. Our advocacy positions are based on five core policy principles. We produce briefing papers, disseminate key resources on drug policy, build the advocacy capacity of our members and partners, and offer expert advice to policy makers and officials around the world. Our global membership has expertise and experience on the wide spectrum of drug policy issues.
Release UK is the national centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law. The organisation is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, as well as being part of the Vienna NGO Committee on Narcotic Drugs (VNGOC) and the New York NGO Committee on Drugs (NYNGOC).