The Foundation for a Drug-Free World Achieves United Nations Consultative Status

UN Boost for Global Drug Prevention: Foundation for a Drug-Free World gains ECOSOC status, amplifying its fight against substance abuse through prevention. This game-changing recognition could reshape international anti-drug efforts and what it means for communities worldwide.

Brussels, Brussels, Belgium, 10th Jul 2024 – The year 2024 marked a memorable moment for the International Day Against Drugs as it celebrated a noteworthy achievement on June 25th. A day before the UN’s Day Against Drug Abuse, the Foundation for a Drug Free World was officially recognized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs in granting the foundation with the NGO Special Consultative Status to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) marking a new chapter in the battle against drug abuse.

“The importance of this milestone cannot be emphasized enough” said Ivan Arjona, President of the Foundation MEJORA and Scientology representative to the EU and United Nations. “With years of experience and expertise in drug prevention the Foundation for a Drug Free World is now ready to share its wealth of knowledge on drug education and prevention” he continued. This newfound status allows the foundation to actively engage in events and conferences at UN offices in Geneva, Vienna and New York, while empowering them to host conferences at UN premises focused on sharing their expertise gained through drug education and prevention efforts across various nations for decades.

Olivia McDuff, from the Church of Scientology International Public Affairs Office extended congratulations to the Foundation for a Drug Free World International recognizing the role played by volunteers, partners and supporters worldwide. McDuff highlighted the achievements while also acknowledging ongoing challenges, in addressing the global drug epidemic. She encouraged people who want to make a difference in this cause to check out the resources on the Foundation for a Drug Free World website or reach out for help at their local Church of Scientology, where people can find these materials for free.

It is at least since 30 years that members of the Scientology community have been actively involved in educating and preventing drug abuse in their neighborhoods. Their passion for this mission stems from the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard, humanitarian and the founder of Scientology, who understood the negative impact of drugs on society. Mr. Hubbard’s statement that “Research has demonstrated that the single most destructive element present in our current culture is drugs” strongly aligns with the goals of the Foundation for a Drug Free World.

Attaining this Special Consultative Status with the UN ECOSOC signifies a impinging advancement in combating drug abuse worldwide. “With their knowledge and experience the Foundation for a Drug Free World is well positioned to have an impact on global initiatives for drug prevention and education” stated Ivan Arjona-Pelado. This acknowledgment not only confirms the foundation’s dedication to creating a world free from drugs but also emphasizes the importance of collaborative endeavors, in addressing the complex issues surrounding drug abuse globally. “Every effort to end with the drug epidemic, regardless of which religion supports it, is necessary and well received by those who want a Drug Free World, where children’s rights to live in drug free environments is actually produced” concluded Arjona-Pelado.

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