International conference “Parliamentarians Against Drugs” in Moscow.

International conference “Parliamentarians Against Drugs” took place on 4 December in Moscow, Russia, and was hosted by the State Duma with participation of the United Nations; the National Anti-Drug Union is also an official co-organizer of the conference.
“The goal of the conference was to establish a parliamentary dimension of international anti-drug cooperation and develop the existing legal framework for international cooperation in the fight against the spread and use of drug substances and on preventive healthcare and treatment of drug addicts,” the State Duma Department for Public and Media Relations explained.
MPs from 43 countries, heads of Russian ministries and agencies and heads of Russian regional legal and executive entities attended the conference that was chaired by State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin. Among representatives were delegates from our organisation together with leading foreign and Russian non-profit organizations working in the field of drug trafficking, prevention and recovery of individuals with drug and alcohol addiction.
The conference participants discussed the current issues of countering drug trafficking and shared the experience on rehabilitation and support for healthy lifestyle, especially among young people, accumulated in different countries. “Apart from the issues of international cooperation in the legal regulation of this area, the conference was focused on the best practices of the war on drugs, methods of preventive healthcare and ways to treat drug addicts,” the department said.
This conference was the unique opportunity for our organization to connect with similar organization from the field, exchange experiences across organization and improve cooperation on international levels which have the potential to improve our services and activities.