The Vienna Declaration
IFSW is proud to have joined with other leading global entities in endorsing the Vienna Declaration. The declaration was initiated by the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy, International AIDS Society, and BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS as part of the XVIII annual International AIDS Conference. The Declaration calls for drug policies to be based on scientific evidence and is very much in line with IFSW’s own HIV/AIDS Policy.
IFSW President, Gary Bailey, MSW said: “this important international meeting which brings together social workers, researchers, service users/consumers and other practitioners is one of the most important meetings of its type. IFSW is committed to reducing the stigma faced by people around the world who are living with HIV/AIDS and is pleased to join other world leaders and organizations in endorsing the Vienna Declaration.Components of the declaration closely align with our own policy recommendations on dealing with this global pandemic.”
The IFSW statement can be viewed at www.ifsw.org/p38001031.html
the Vienna Declaration can be found at www.viennadeclaration.com