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FDFE Side-Event at UNODC 63rd CND Session – Vienna...

Mar 10, 2020 by

FDFE and Foundation Mejora co-sponsored by the Green Crescent (Turkey), La Vida (Madrid) and VFV (Austria) organized a side-event on March 3rd during the 63rd Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna. The 63rd CND (2-6 March 2020) started by the presentation of the new UNODC Executive Director: H.E. Ms. Ghada Waly from Egypt, and of the new Chairperson of the Commission: H.E. Mr. Mansoor Ahmad Khan from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. This was followed by statements by the Director of Treaty Affairs, the CND President and the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) President. An important statement was made: that there will be no decision taken regarding a possible re-scheduling of the cannabis during this CND, so all the three International Drug Control...

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France tackling the drug problem...

Jan 28, 2020 by

The overall statistics of the 12 groups of French Say No To Drugs Team extending across all over the country from the French Brittany (North West) to Marseille-Nice (South-East) and Pyrenees in South-West show a serious increase. Indeed, in 2019, an amount of more than 464 800 booklets (see the graph) were put in the hands of the French population from the youth to the elderly. And I was told that this year 2020, they want to do even better! More and more, the different groups are distributing the informative and educative materials not only in their city but they are extending their activities, visiting the little villages around which- as said a Doctor met on a stand- are now also becoming the preys of the drug dealers, propagating the harmful effects of the...

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Youth and prevention education in Czech Republic...

Jan 28, 2020 by

As a reminder, the 20 November 2019 was the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child that had been the most worldwide signed convention and particularly by all the European countries, even if currently some seem to have forgotten they did! Indeed, remarkably, the article 33 of this Convention is cristal clear about the position and the responsibility of the States regarding the protection of the youth from the drugs. In Czech Republic, the Say No To Drug Team of 5 volunteers started the New Year 2020 by a drug prevention action in the city of Prague, with a stand held in front of the shopping Center Novy Smichov. Then, the team resumed again their successful action to educate the chidren and youth on what are the drugs, including alcohol...

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The Child-The CRC-The FDFE

Déc 16, 2019 by

On 9 December 2019 in the frame of the Celebration of the 71th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR-1948), and in the wake of the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the FDFE Representative was invited to participate to the event organized by the Associazione per i Diritti Umani e la Tolleranza, United Planet and Fundacion Mejora, all having the UN ECOSOC status. The event was held Geneva, in the Palais des Nations (United nations) room XXIV (from 10am to 5pm) under the theme: Human Rights: where are we at? Past and Future. Indeed, where do we stand on the implementation of human rights? What has been effective? The Presiding Panel was composed by the Permanent Representations of 6 countries: Republic of Philippines, Republic of...

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