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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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Drug Prevention in Algeria

Nov 7, 2019 by

We find again our Say No To Drug France President Catherine, helped by Olivier, in Algeria and more precisely in the beautiful city of Sidi Bel Abbes. The purpose of this invitation was to held on November 5th, 2019, a Conference organized by the Director of the Central Library of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and by the Head of the Department of the Social Sciences of the University Djilali Liabes on: New Approaches to Prevention Addiction. Some 60 persons attended her Conference and among them Professors and Students of the Department of Psychology and also members of Social services of the city. This conference was followed by a meeting to materialize, with the help of a local association and the authorities of the Wilaya, the implementation of an inclusive drug education...

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30rd Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child...

Oct 29, 2019 by

The Conference on the Rights of the Child will take part in the Parliament on 20 November  The European Parliament will organise a conference on 20 November to mark the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The conference will consider progress over the past three decades and reflect on the challenges that new generations face in a global and digital world. It will be attended by Belgium’s Queen Mathilde, Unicef Belgium’s honorary president; together with David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament; and Ursula von der Leyen, President-elect of the European Commission. The conference also commemorates the 60th anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly’s Declaration of the Rights of the Child. Delegates will discuss children’s rights to live and thrive and their right to dream. Protecting and promoting...

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News from GREECE

Oct 8, 2019 by

On September 29th and 30th, 2019 our friends from the Say No To Drugs (SNTD) Team from Athens were invited to participate to the Program organized during the Annual Volunteering Festival of Greece(*) together with 80 other Greek voluntary organisations. A booth with prevention education materials from the Foundation Drug Free World(*) was set up and on the Sunday Workshop (13:00-14:00) a lecture on The Truth About Drugs had been delivered to the public with great success and excellent feed back. Thus, hundreds of visitors were informed on the devastating effects of drugs on human beings and on the need of early prevention education to protect the youth, the most vulnerable, against the harmful effects of the drugs. Our team received a great number of compliments and congratulations for their educational actions from parents,...

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FRANCE – OPECST hearing on Cannabis of 25-09-2019...

Sep 30, 2019 by

Parliamentary Office for the Assessment of Scientific and Technological Choices (OPECST)* Hearing of 25-09-2019 presented at the National Assembly by Professor Jean Costentin Member of the National Academies of Medicine and of Pharmacy co-authors: Professor Jean-Pierre Goullé, Titular Member of the National Academies of Medicine and of Pharmacy, Professor Jean-Claude Alvarez, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Pharmacy. Legalization of « therapeutic cannabis » First of all, let us be surprised at the exceptional procedures implemented to grant a substance medicinal status (media campaign, policy intervention, creation of a special study committee (CSST)**, which provides elements of conclusion before having the data to be collected. As with any medicine, cannabis (already qualified as therapeutic before the data that must decide on it are collected) must be evaluated (with perfectly defined active ingredients, precise medical indications...

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