New Zealand Drug Foundation (NZDF)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Drugs
Address: 111 Dixon Street, 3rd Floor,
PO Box 3082,
Country: New Zealand
Region: Oceania
UN Languages:
Other languages:
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Research
  • Training
  • Criminal Justice

  • Other:'Human Rights, Rule of Law, Health, Governance'
Short description:
The NZ Drug Foundation has been at the forefront of major alcohol and illicit drug policy debates in New Zealand for over 18 years. Since its inception, the organization has been committed to advocating for policies and services that build a healthy society where there is the least possible harm from drugs and alcohol use.

The New Zealand Drug Foundation supports and promotes drug policies and practices based on the best evidence available through a variety of means and mechanisms including policy submissions; development of policy papers; collection, analysis and dissemination of national and international research; and by encouraging debates on major drug policy issues.
The organization further facilitates policy dialogue and inter-organisational and inter-sectoral exchanges by organising events such as the annually NZ Drug Foundation?s hosted Parliamentary Drug Policy Roundtable for ministers, members of Parliament, senior government officials and alcohol and drug sector leaders, and/or more recently the ?Beyond 2008? International Consultation on drug policy and the UNGASS review process. The NZ Drug Foundation periodically organises roundtables on alcohol policy, drugs and young people, drugs and prisons, and drug education. The organisation is a strong public voice for good drug policy and maintains a high media profile in order to communicate important drug issues directly to the public.
The NZDF support alcohol and drug workers and New Zealand communities by providing a range of public and member services, including txt and web information, training workshops, health promotion and drug education resources.
The NZ Drug Foundation keeps up-to-date with international drug policy issues and is a member of the International Harm Reduction Association, the International Drug Policy Consortium, and Global Alcohol Policy Alliance.
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