European Cities on Drug Policy (ECDP)

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1990-11 Frankfurt-Main Germany


Nov 1990, Frankfurt-Main (Germany), by 4 cities signatory to the 'Frankfurt Resolution'. Formally registered in accordance with German law, 28 May 1998, at 7th General Assembly. Ceased to exist.


Approach the question of drug abuse as behaviour that can seriously damage the health and well-being of the individual concerned and society as a whole; prevent as many individuals as possible from harmfully using legal or illegal psychoactive substances and help those already using such substances to survive and overcome acute health and social crises; emphasize harm reduction, HIV reduction and the pragmatic and humane approach that law enforcement, prohibition and repression are insufficient; promote an integrated and community-based approach to treatment and enforcement with a view to curbing AIDS and drug-related crime; work to avoid criminalization and marginalization of those unwilling or unable to achieve total abstinence; assist addicts to normalize their lifestyle by offering jobs, counselling, clean syringes or medical prescription for drugs; exchange experience and cooperate in harmonizing strategies in local drug policy; present and discuss new approaches; exchange information and know-how among all bodies concerned with drug-related problems.


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Members' Meeting (annual). Board of Members, comprising local political representatives of member cities and regions. Board of Spokespersons, comprising representatives of 5 member cities and regions. Coordination Bureau. World-wide pool of 3,000 experts.


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GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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