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Profile of registrant

World Federation Against Drugs

Identification number in the register: 82494487698-33
Registration date: 16/01/12 15:28:42

The information on this organisation was last modified on 13/01/14 14:08:18
The date of the last annual update was 13/01/14 14:08:18

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: World Federation Against Drugs
Acronym: WFAD
Legal status: NGO
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Per Johansson
Position: Secratary of the Board

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Linda  Nilsson
Position: Project manager

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 14 Ragvaldsgatan 
Stockholm 11846
Telephone number: (+46) 87148115
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The World Federation Against Drugs is dedicated to identifying and promoting effective and affordable laws, policies and programs consistent with modern culture and values that limit illegal drug use and illegal drug trafficking. These initiatives build on a century of international efforts to limit the use of illegal drugs. This effort is incorporated into the three major treaties that are accepted by virtually every country in the world which are managed by the United Nations (UN). All three are rooted in the commitment to make effective medicines available for legitimate medical treatment, including the use of drugs of abuse, only in closed systems that limit the use of these drugs to medical patients for the treatment of specific diseases. The treaties require coordinated international efforts that reject the use of these drugs outside of tightly controlled medical practice. These treaties and the efforts made around the world have succeeded in significantly limiting the use of illegal drugs compared to the use of alcohol and tobacco, two legal drugs. These international efforts have registered significant success even during the modern drug epidemic. For example, in the United States the use of any illegal drug in the prior 30 days by people over the age of 12 has decreased by 40% since the peak in 1979.
The last half of the 20th Century saw the emergence of the modern drug abuse epidemic characterized by exposure of entire populations to a wide variety of drugs of abuse used by potent routes of administration, especially smoking, shooting and snorting. The epidemic, new in world history, has become global. It is fueled by an increasingly powerful and diverse international drug production and marketing industry that is not only ruthless but is also efficient, resourceful and violent. Drug cartels are linked to terrorism around the world. They thrive on and create political instability in all parts of the world. A major challenge of the 21st Century is to find more effective ways to reduce illegal drug use and the illegal drug trafficking that fuels the epidemic. The challenge is great because the drugs of abuse effectively hijack the human brain’s reward centers subverting the essential values and behaviors that are necessary for the survival of individuals, families, communities and nations. All humans are vulnerable to this biological threat but the most vulnerable groups are youth and the disadvantaged.
At the heart of the World Federation Against Drugs approach is the commitment to a balance of efforts in law enforcement and efforts in prevention and treatment. These efforts are inspired and improved by a dedication to research into the nature and consequences of illegal drug use and into the efforts to reduce illegal drug use.
World Federation Against Drugs is committed to keeping these drugs illegal seeing this as an important and largely successful public health and public safety effort. Instead of rejecting the role of the criminal justice system, World Federation Against Drugs works to find better ways for the criminal justice system to work with the treatment and prevention system to do a better job of reducing illegal drug use than either can achieve alone.
World Federation Against Drugs believes far more effective means must be developed and widely used to reduce the demand for drugs; that is, to reduce the use of drugs. This is an essential requirement for reducing the drug trafficking, which is fed by the money paid by eager illegal drug users. World Federation Against Drugs believes that law enforcement is necessary to curb drug trafficking at all levels from local communities to the national and international levels.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 4
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

The World Federation Against Drugt has during 2013 participated in the international debate aroud drug policy. WFAD has also benn present at different conferences.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Customs
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health


Total number of members that are natural persons: 300
Number of member organisations: 68
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • Hassela Soledaritet (1,500 members)
  • "La Rhed" Asociacion Civil sin Fines de Lucro (0 members)
  • Instituto de Prevention de la drogadepencia (40 members)
  • Gradiva foundation (140 members)
  • People Against Drug Dependence & Ignorance (18 members)
  • CELIN Bolicia (12 members)
  • BRAHA - Brazilian Humanitarians in Action (0 members)
  • National Council for the prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (28 members)
  • KSAN/WOCAD (31 members)
  • Health Promotion Watch (0 members)
  • RNS (3,000 members)
  • SLAN (0 members)
  • IOGT-NTO (20,000 members)
  • SIMON (0 members)
  • Anti Drug Abuse Association of Zimbabwe (400 members)
  • Pakistan Society (22,370 members)
  • Centros de Integración Juvenil (1,328 members)
  • SMART - the Contract Concept (30,000 members)
  • Africa Mental Health Foundation (11 members)
  • Drug Free America Foundation, Inc (0 members)
  • Red Chile Previene las Drogas, CHIPRED (35 members)
  • Edem Children Foundation (ECF) (8 members)
  • Parents Contre La Drogue (300 members)
  • Association for a Drug Free Portugal (0 members)
  • ExperTox Laboratory (0 members)
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (1,500 members)
  • San Patrignano (0 members)
  • Rwanda Federation Against Drugs and Conflicts (5 members)
  • The Drug Salvation Foundation (7 members)
  • Drug Free Australia (0 members)
  • Dalgarno Institute (50 members)
  • IOGT International (60 members)
  • WCTU Australia Limited (1,200 members)
  • ECAD (280 members)
  • Preventive Medicine Media (4 members)
  • Foundation for Democratic Initiatives and Development (5 members)
  • Associazione Osservatorio Droga (21 members)
  • Forum for Drug Free Society (260 members)
  • Hands Across Cultures, Corp. (12 members)
  • Sahkar Social Welfare Association Larkana (167 members)
  • Nusroto Al-Anashid (145 members)
  • Community Cara Foundation (15 members)
  • Cap; Ahmed Ali Foundation (20 members)
  • Prosecutor's Office of State of Rio de Janeiro (1,100 members)
  • Association fof Network for Community Empowerment (200 members)
  • No Drugs Implication Life (5,000 members)
  • Anhöriga Mot Droger (250 members)
  • The GATS Program Australia (1 members)
  • Slum Children Foundation (15 members)
  • KRIS (5,500 members)
  • Tanzania Federation of Science Journalists (15 members)
  • Drug Advisory of Australia (75 members)
  • Tanzania Federation of Science Journalists (15 members)
  • Sopi Jikko (100 members)
  • Bashiran Munshi Foundation (21 members)
  • Human Rights Protection Committee (25 members)
  • Foundation for a Drug-Free Europe (50 members)
  • GRANAT (12,400 members)
  • Sunny Trust International (8 members)
  • German Association for Youth Protection (27 members)
  • International Network for Progressive Elimination of Poverty (65 members)
  • The Madras Social Service Guild (500 members)
  • Drug Fight Malawi (250 members)
  • Huvadhoo Aid (225 members)
  • Rural Women's Network Nepal (31 members)
  • Unified Initiative for a drug free Nigeria (6 members)
  • RISE (35 members)
  • Jatiya Tarun Sangha (250 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2011 - 12/2011
Total budget: 0
of which public financing: 0
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 0
- Grants: 0
- from national sources: 0
- from local/regional sources: 0
from other sources: 0
- donations: 0
- contributions from members: 0
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year:
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Den ekonomiska redovisningen för WFAD är öppen och transparent för medlemmarna i organisationen

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.