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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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Truth vs. Ignorance

Nov 27, 2019 by

« It is ignorance that blinds and misleads us » Leonardo da Vinci For the first time, this year was launched a European Drug Prevention Campaign for the start of the school year. This was an action as part of The Truth About Drugs Campaign and here after some of the results in figures covering this one week of action: Number of booklets : – SWITZERLAND 64,528 – GERMANY 52,266 – SPAIN 31,132 – ITALY 21,830 – GREECE 14, 670 – FRANCE 14, 256 – BULGARIA 10, 000 – BELGIUM 6,125 Number of Helpers : – SPAIN 100 – ITALY 76 – SWITZERLAND 57 – GERMANY 38 – FRANCE 30 – BULGARIA 18 – HUNGARY 18 – SLOVAKIA 16 – GREECE 14 – AUSTRIA 14 – BELGIUM 13 – IRELAND 6 – ENGLAND 2 – PORTUGAL...

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Welcome to the New UNODC Executive Director...

Nov 26, 2019 by

The Secretary-General appoints Ms. Ghada Fathi Waly of Egypt as Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime NEW YORK, 21 November – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Ghada Fathi Waly of Egypt as the next Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).  Ms. Waly will also serve as Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).  She succeeds Yury Fedotov of the Russian Federation to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated service to the Organization. Ms. Waly brings to the position over thirty years of experience in the field of sustainable development, poverty reduction and social protection, women and youth empowerment.  Currently Minister of Social Solidarity, a position she assumed in 2014, Ms. Waly has developed the...

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In Kharkiv (Ukraine)

Nov 24, 2019 by

Two representatives of FDFE, Robert and Christian, were invited in Kharkiv (City founded in 1654, the former capital of Ukraine, the second-largest city and a major cultural, scientific, educational, transport and industrial center of Ukraine ) to do a series of lectures to enlighten the audience on the reality of the drugs . On November 13th, Robert did a presentation on the harmfulness of drugs at the Institute of Neurology, Psychiatry and Narcology of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine in front of 150 professors, doctors, nurses and medical students. This was very successful and this ended up by a distribution of the booklet The Truth About Drugs in Ukrainian, that was appreciated. On November 14th, the two FDFE Representatives were part of a two days conference (14-15 November) with some 29...

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