Harm Reduction International (IHRA)

ECOSOC Status: Special Consultative
Type: NGO working on Drugs
Address: International Harm Reduction Association
c/o Australian Drug Foundation
PO Box 818
North Melbourne
3051 Victoria
International Harm Reduction Association
Unit 704
The Chandlery
50 Westminster Bridge Road
Country: United Kingdom
Region: Europe
Website: http://www.ihra.net
UN Languages: English
Other languages:
  • HIV/Aids
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Research
  • Training
  • Criminal Justice

  • Other:'Human Rights, Health Harm Reduction'
Short description:
The International Harm Reduction Association (IHRA) promotes evidence-based harm reduction policies and practices on a global basis for all psychoactive substances (including illicit drugs, tobacco and alcohol). IHRA exists to reduce the negative impacts of drug and alcohol use for individuals, communities and society.

IHRA has a diverse and global membership base - including policy makers, people who use drugs, health professionals, police, educators, researchers, and communities throughout the world. IHRA supports the engagement of people and communities affected by drugs and alcohol, and works to promote the human rights of affected populations and counter their marginalisation and stigmatisation.

IHRA works with local, national, regional and international organisations on public health campaigns and advocacy work, knowledge exchange, network communication and the promotion of best practice. This includes (amongst other things) major annual international harm reduction conferences (www.ihraconferences.net), document collections and the 'Global State of Harm Reduction' reports.
Other offices:
Region Countries Website Email
Oceania Australia www.ihra.net