World Drug Day – mobilization of volunteers and global call to action – Rome Consensus 2.0

The Rome Consensus 2.0 and Support Don’t Punish took place online event on Wednesday, June 23rd. The event is part of the World Drug Day 2021 initiatives promoted by the Rome Consensus’ partnership under the theme of Support Don’t Punish, to explore what this means across different continents. Seven speakers from Lebanon, Canada, Nigeria, Thailand, USA, Australia and Ukraine discussed about access to treatment; stigmatization and criminalization of people who use drugs; deflection and pre-arrest diversion programs. For more information, please, go to the link:

A key part of the Support Don’t Punish campaign is the ‘photo project’: a form of visual petition whereby more than 10,000 people have so far submitted a photo of themselves holding up the campaign logo in order to demonstrate their support. This year, a lot of posters were published by the tags @rome_consensus_2.0 and @SupportDontPunish on Instagram. 


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