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FDFE at OSCE*

Juin 10, 2019 by

On 3-4 June 2019 in the famous palace Hofbug in Vienna (Austria) was held, under the Chairmanship of Slovakia, the 2019 OSCE-wide Conference on Combating the Threats of Illicit Drugs and the Diversion of Chemical Precursors. The topic was: Evolving Threat of Synthetic Drugs: from Addiction to Rehabilitation and Reintegration. Some 113 Ministers, Ambassadors, Representatives of world Governments, the Holy See,* International Agencies such as UNODC*, INCB*, EUROPOL*, DEA*,OSCE, SELEC*, the European Union,* were attending including a few selected NGOs among which FDFE. FDFE was invited to deliver a presentation about the importance of prevention to combat the drug problem. This was done by the FDFE Representative in Vienna (Austria) who intervened during the Session IV: Cross-cutting Issues. The title of her presentation was: Youth Sustainable Protection by Drug Education Prevention After a short presentation...

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Enforce the law before saying it doesn’t work!...

Mai 10, 2019 by

Enforce the law before saying it doesn’t work!  This is the position of the Association Say No to Drugs – Geneva. Prevention is the first of the four pillars clearly set out in the Narcotic Drugs Act (LStup)*.   It is precisely on prevention that the association Say No to Drugs – Geneva has been working for about twenty years. To strengthen its action, it is launching a one-month poster and brochure distribution campaign on May 8, 2019, using the Geneva Transports (TPGs) as a support. Inside the vehicles: spots and displays filled with brochures. Outside: posters. With, for those who feel concerned, all the information and access contact to the association’s website. This campaign is aimed at young and older people, parents, teachers, educators and all those who are concerned by drugs. Well-researched...

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Drug Prevention and Health

Avr 5, 2019 by

In the frame of the celebration of the World Health Day of the World Health Organization, the association Say No To Drug Belgium (SNTD.Be) held on April 4th a Conference: « Inform the Youth Before Dealers Do » in the Auditorium of the Churches of Scientology for Europe, Blvd de Waterloo, 1000 Brussels. This complies also with the 3 U.N. International Drug Control Conventions and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, both involving the responsibility of the States. In the presence of about 40 people from different ways of life, Julie, the SNTD.Be Coordinator of the anti-drug campaign introduced the theme starting with a short presentation of the goals of the association and described the different drug education prevention materials* used and made available for any educator interested by doing drug prevention actions in their field....

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FDFE Side Event at UNODC 

Mar 28, 2019 by

On 19 March 2019 the Foundation for a Drug Free Europe (FDFE) co-sponsored a side-event at the UNODC with Fundacion VIDA and Fundacion Mejora, both from Madrid and with the “Verein zur Förderung der Völkerverständigung” (VFV) from Vienna, during the 62nd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (14-22 March 2019). This CND Session was gathering more than 2000 participants from governments, NGOs with U.N. ECOSOC status and associations from civil society from around the world. The Ministerial Segment of 14-15 March was opened by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Executive Director, Yury Fedotov. He highlighted the importance of « comprehensive approaches to the difficult and complex problems posed by drugs, responses that put people first and seek to safeguard their health, well-being and future ». This was followed by video messages from...

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Side Event at the UN: Drugs – Better to Prevent than to Cure to Protect the Children...

Fév 25, 2019 by

« By listening to the needs of children and young people, prevention can contribute to their safety, health and well-being, and enable them realize their potential.  All our societies would be better off if more resources were devoted to supporting evidence-based drug prevention strategies, which are a sound and effective investment in families, schools and communities. »                                                                                                                                                  Yuri Fedotov, UNODC Executive Director – 26 June...

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