The formation of ANPUD is underpinned by the principle of “Meaningful Involvement of People who Use Drugs ” (MIPUD) with a strong belief of unity, support, equality, inclusiveness, spirit of friendliness, collaboration and will to change the current situation faced by people who use drugs in the Asian Region.
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT ANPUD
In a region where people who use drugs face stigma, discrimination, punishment and human rights violations to serious extremes, the voice of ANPUD is critically important in efforts to humanize any discussion about drug policy.Gloria Lai, Regional Director: Asia – International Drug Policy Consortium
I have witnessed the evolution of ANPUD since 2013. Despite some hiccups in the beginning, ANPUD has consistently rose and progressed as the competent regional network of people who use drugs in Asia. The legal registration status, increased resources, dedicated secretariat members and strengthened country presence are few palpable evidences.Gaj Gurung, Regional Coordinator – Youth LEAD