Centro de Informacion y Educacion para la Prevencion del Abuso de Drogas (CEDRO)
|ECOSOC Status:||Special Consultative|
|Type:||NGO working on Drugs|
|Address:||Av. Roca y Bolona 271
San Antonio, Miraflores
|UN Languages:||Spanish, English|
Other:'health care, nutrition, child labour'
||Since its beginning, CEDROs main contribution has been, and continues to be, to help the Peruvian people visualize the drug production-trafficking-consumption chain as a problem and its association with violence and delinquency. The institution has been able to increase the community's awareness with respect to this problem (from 13% in 1987 to 48% in 2003, with 95% of the public in general and 91% of the political leaders standing against drug legalization). Furthermore, community involvement is considered the most important part of any strategy, where not only experts are summoned. CEDRO considers its work in association with other institutions and has a national network of about 3,000 institutions.
Three core objectives inspire CEDRO's work:
(1) respect towards community initiatives that are captured through functioning networks, including socio-cultural differences;
(2) the inclusion of diverse sectors, with a creative management of their differences;
(3) the production of information through research and the systematization of field experiences.