Dear friends, members, activists, media operators and all!
We are happy and proud to announce that with a long letter Mr. Marc-André Dorel, acting chief of the United Nations Non-Governmental Organizations Branch, informed us that ENCOD – European Coalition for Just and Effective Drug Policies – has obtained the special consultative status at the Economic Social Council of the United Nations, short ECOSOC status.
This result will empower our 26 years effort in supporting the most neglected parts of the global communities and particularly the consumers and producers of plants declared illegal.
Our new status within the plethora of the United Nations bodies and organizations will help us and the drug reform communities, but this official recognition will absolutely have to go along with our strong commitment to act according to our programs based on self-empowerment of citizens to end the war on drugs.
There could be also a possible happy end in sight if we all manage to save our planet: both ENCOD and ECOSOC promote the implementation of the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Most of us consider them to be strictly connected for instance to the drug political agenda as to coca and poppy but especially on cannabis. Formulated in a very interesting publication that has become a very important focus for its implementation of both social and development goals into which all parties are officially engaged to implement.
Due to our new status within the UN community, ENCOD will have more power to engage for the right of native people and marginalized communities to implement healthy, just and effective ways of combining the millenary relation of humankind with drugs by respecting people and nature.
In this sense always forward, never backwards.
Your Encod President