The Paradigma Coalition has developed a Common Position on Drugs, which seeks to capture young people’s concerns with the current drug policy regime and its unintended consequences, particularly on youth. The document outlines commitments and actions for meaningful engagement of young people to guide the work towards forging a plan of action in the final review in 2029. Finally, it provides recommendations to Member States and relevant bodies of the United Nations, in addition to international and regional organisations, to address the challenges in the 2019 Ministerial Declaration.

The Paradigma Coalition is a global network of youth-led and youth-focused organisations, as well as young people who use drugs, that centre harm reduction and human rights in working to amplify the voices of young people in support of efforts to end the War on Drugs.