Paradigma is a global coalition of youth-led organisations working towards a new paradigm in drug policy.
Our members operate on the local, national and regional level while collaborating internationally to ensure young people's voices and experiences are represented across all levels of decision making.
Paradigma’s mission is to serve as a multilateral support system for young people in international drugs related policy advocacy by coordinating our efforts at the UN as well as educating and updating members about the processes in global drug policy making.
Paradigma works to ensure that opportunities to participate in conferences, in debates, to engage with decision makers are known and available to those of our peers that have relevant input.
Paradigma facilitates the sharing of best practices and resources relating to our common goals, to make sure the responsibility of health, safety and well-being of young people across the Globe is taken seriously.
The 2016 UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem
The 2016 UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (“UNGASS”) was the largest global meeting on global drug control efforts since the previous UNGASS on drugs in 2009.