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26 June: Lausanne in action for the U.N. International Day Against Drugs...

Juil 23, 2017 by

The 14 volunteers of the Say No To Drugs Lausanne were very active to celebrate the U.N. International Day Against Drugs Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. 26 June, a date chosen since 1988 to commemorate the dismantling of the opium  trade in China,  leading to the First Opium War. Aware that too many youth, parents and people had never been really informed on the harmful effects of the drugs on health, memory and skills, they decided to increase their  action.  With their booklets The Truth About Drugs 9 volunteers of the association went to the train station of Fribourg (in the French part of Switzerland) where they handed out no less than 1200 educative booklets on the 14 drugs the most used, including cannabis, alcohol and prescription drugs. Meanwhile, the other volunteers visited 40 shops in the cities...

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June 2017 Cyclo-Run for a drug-free Czech Republic...

Juil 19, 2017 by

The association Say No to Drugs – Say Yes to Life Czech Republic organized a 10 days long biggest anti-drug campaign Cyclo-run for a drug free Czech republic 2017 which is associated with sport promoting a life without drugs and get a high level of attention from the media. This 15th campaign , held from 12 June to 23 June 2017, was aimed to highlight the LONG-STANDING NEGLECT OF DRUG EDUCATION in Czech Republic, especially regarding the highest risk group – elementary and secondary school students, between 10-15 years of age. REASON WHY: – According to the latest European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD 2015), 37 % of Czech youth, in the age between 15-16, have smoken cannabis drugs (mostly marihuana). That brings the Czech Republic to a very sad...

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OSCE* Conference 10-11 July 2017...

Juil 16, 2017 by

Nexus Between Illicit Drugs, Organized Crime and Terrorism The FDFE representatives from Brussels and Vienna attended the 2017 OSCE-wide Conference on Combating the Threats of Illicit Drugs and the Diversion of Chemical Precursors held in the “Neuer Saal” of the Hofburg, former Imperial palace, in Vienna (Austria). About 54 States Delegations, Partners for Co-operation, and 28 International Organizations, Academic and Business Circles and Non-Governmental Organizations were participating together with Members of the OSCE Secretariat and OSCE Institutions to the 3 sessions, with the following themes: 1. Links Between Illicit Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime and Terrorism; 2. Illicit Drugs as a Source of Financing Illicit Activities; 3. Cross-Cutting Issues. FDFE intervened in the third Session. The representative did a statement reminding the 3 U.N. Conventions, the demand from the civil society for more information on...

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26 June – Italy moving toward a Drug-Free Living country...

Juil 6, 2017 by

All the 106 volunteers of the Dico No Alla Droga (Say No To Drugs) associations of Bergamo, Brescia, Catania, Como, Milano, Modena, Monza, Novara, and Roma, were in actions to celebrate this 2017  U.N. International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.  All the possible ways to inform the youth and public were used: distribution of booklets The Truth About Drugs (16,000 were distributed for this occasion), projection of PSAs*: They said, They lied, (in a cinema of Modena during the whole week),  signatures for a drug-free life pledge, etc. The goal is to dispel myths by presenting the facts about the effects, both short-term and long-term, of the 10 most used drugs, thus empowering young people and the public to make their own decision to live drug-free. With prevention, drugs are not an invincible plague!...

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Vienna – Drug free expression for the 26 June...

Juil 4, 2017 by

In the city of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the Sag Nein Zu Drogen (Say No To Drugs) Austrian team celebrated the U.N. International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking by offering to the passers-by information on drugs and the possibility to freely express themselves on the subject with art paintings. Whether adults or children, boys or girls, many took this opportunity to express a bold No To Drugs. They appreciated to have through the booklets The Truth About Drugs some direct and factual educational data regarding the short term and long term effects of the 10 most used drugs. At a time where a lot is written about harm reduction, shoot rooms, drug liberalization and rights, what about the implementation of the Article 33 of the U.N. Convention on...

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Geneva celebrates the 26 June

Juil 2, 2017 by

To celebrate the 26 June United Nations International Day on Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, the 11 volunteers of the Geneva Say No To Drug team held booths and visited no less than 300 shops of the city.  Following the dramatic 2017 World Drug Reports of the UNODC* and of the EMCDDA*, their purpose was to do a big educative campaign on the harmful effects of the 10 drugs the most used. They distributed during the week-end in Geneva 8,000 booklets The Truth About Drugs to raise the awareness of the youngsters, the parents, the educators, the officials interested by the drug problem, on the dangers the drugs represent not only for the individual health but for the whole society. *EMCDDA : European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (Lisbon) *UNODC : United...

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