Collective Action for a Healthier & Sustainable Future

Istanbul Initiative emerged as an idea for a healthier and better future for all, in that as the members of the Istanbul Initiative we affirm the significance of collective action and work to contribute to a healthier and sustainable future.

For a Healthier & Sustainable Future

  • We emphasize early prevention as preventing harm from occurring is the most cost-effective, the most sustainable, and the most humane oriented policy option,
  • We acknowledge and work for early intervention, rehabilitation and reintegration,
  • We highlight the importance of all stakeholders ranging from states to the international community,
  • Through collective efforts, we aim at raising awareness on the issues of substance use disorder,
  • We conduct advocacy works for the silent majority and to increase international collaboration