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May 4th, 2011 - 23:36:03
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Director de Programa de Política de Drogas
Drug Policy Programme Director
Espolea | Juventud que deja huella
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From: Canadian Harm Reduction
Date: Wed, May 4, 2011 at 9:36 PM
Subject: Drug policy should be based on science, not ideology
*Please share this announcement with friends & colleagues.
The Canadian Harm Reduction Network invites you to *endorse the Vienna
Declaration*, a call for evidence-based, public health approaches to drug
policies prepared by an international committee of leading scientists.
Through the application of evidence-based research, health policies are
increasingly being driven by the best available scientific information;
however, there remain critical areas in public health where the gap between
evidence and policies persists. Few areas suffer from this more than
illicit drug policy.
We urge you to read the *Vienna Declaration* and to add your name to the
call for evidence-based drug policy by signing it. It is available at *
To date, more than 20,000 individuals and over 400 organizations from around
the world (including the Canadian Harm Reduction Network) have endorsed the
*Vienna Declaration*. World-wide support sends a strong message to
policy-makers that the overwhelmingly negative consequences of conventional
illicit drug policies are a global concern, and that there is broad-based
support for a full policy reorientation.
The 19th biennial International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) will be held in
Washington, DC, the birthplace of the War on Drugs, in July 2012. AIDS
2012 is an opportunity to send a strong message to both national governments
and the international community that *drug policy must be based on science
and evidence, not ideology*. In the lead-up to the conference, the *Vienna
Declaration* will be used increasingly to reach out to and educate a range
of individuals and organizations about the need for drug policy reform. The
more people and organisations signed on to the Declaration, the more
persuasive it can be.
As well as signing the *Vienna Declaration*, please help expand the support
for it by sharing this information with your friends, colleagues and
political representatives in person or via email, Facebook, and Twitter.
For more information about the *Vienna Declaration*, please visit the
*Please visit the Canadian Harm Reduction Network's
* and support us by becoming a member.*
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