The Queen opened World Forum
Queen Silvia and Båb Bergvall, president of the Organization committe, WFAD
STOCKHOLM HM the Queen Silvia of Sweden, who is the patriot and protector of the World Forum, opened this very big gathering of delegates, from over 80 Countries of five Continents, to work for a resolution of how to prevent young people from drug abuse.
HM the Queen, who has a very strong feeling for social work, especially among youths, gave in her opening speech a very sensitive character for the Wfad08.
– I hope that this conference will find solutions for how to protect young people and their families from the suffering and consequences of drug abuse, said HM the Queen.
HM the Queens finely words for the success for this first Wfad08 conference was that this is a very important conference.
– I am very delighted to see how many we are here today from all over the world, to work for the protection for kids and young people, from drugs.
RESTRICTIVE DRUG POLICY
The Swedish minister for public health, Maria Larsson who before the arrival to the conference have had a private Minister meeting with the India Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Renuka Chowdhury, said in her opening speech that she is very impressed of the 11 drug prevention organizations who have struggled hard to start this first Wfad08 conference have succeeded to make this conference happen.
– This mix of people from all over the world, with all the experience they have, are going to make this conference to be a success. But the work must be an ongoing work and it must never stop, said Maria Larsson.
Sweden is well known for its restrictive drug policy. It focuses on prevention, treatment and control. This policy includes a strong commitment to fight illegal drugs.
The Swedish Government have conducted the UN drug convention and are collaborating whit other countries that have a strong commitment to fight illegal drugs.
WE MUST BREAK THE CHAINS
Minister of State, Renuka Chowdhury from India, opened her speech whit a commitment that India is going to work hard to protect women and children from drugs.
–Drug abuse make a whole chain of destruction for families and in the end it forces people into criminality, this is a threat for the whole society and we will never stop fighting illegal drugs, she said.
The Moderator for the opening session was Birgitta Dahl, the president for the Swedish UNICEF.
Av Drugnews/Bruce Clarke
Publicerad: 2008-09-08 13:10