The call, launched by U.S. President Donald Trump, seeks to reduce drug demand, cut off the supply of illicit drugs, expand treatment and strengthen international cooperation.
The signatories express their joint commitment to effectively address and counter the world drug problem. They pledge to implement the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, the Convention on Psychotropic Substances, the United Nations Convention against Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, and the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.
They also reaffirm their determination to tackle the world drug problem in full conformity with international law, including the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, with full respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of States.
The signatory countries of the U.S.-led initiative recognize the world drug problem presents evolving challenges, including newly emerging synthetic drugs which they commit to address and counter through a comprehensive, scientific evidence-based approach, underlining the links between drug trafficking, corruption, and other forms of organized crime, and, in some cases, terrorism.