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Civil Society Forum on Drugs (CSF)...

Déc 12, 2017 by

The involvement of civil society is one of the cornerstones of European drugs policy as presented in the Commission’s Green Paper of 26 June 2006 on the role of civil society in drugs policy in the European Union. The Civil Society Forum on Drugs (CSF) is a broad platform for a structured dialogue between the Commission and the European civil society which supports policy formulation and implementation through practical advice. The CSF, whose constituency changes every 2 or 3 years with the possibility of new candidates, has around 40 members, representing different stakeholders and different policy options. The members of the Forum have drug-related activities as the core focus of their agenda, covering different aspects (e.g. treatment, prevention, social reintegration…). Most of them are established in the form of transnational networks covering a number of eligible...

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Commission proposes a new EU Action Plan on Drugs to enhance action against drug use and trafficking...

Mar 21, 2017 by

Strasbourg, 15 March 2017 The Commission is today proposing a new EU Action Plan on Drugs for the period 2017-2020. Building on the findings of the evaluation of the EU Drugs Strategy for 2013-2020 and the Action Plan for 2013-2016, the new Action Plan on Drugs provides a strengthened response to the newly-emerging health and security challenges in the area of illicit drug use and trafficking. While maintaining and updating the core policy areas and cross-cutting themes of the overall EU Drugs Strategy, the new Action Plan identifies new priority areas for action, including the monitoring of new psychoactive substances as well as the use of new communication technologies for prevention of drug abuse and evidence gathering on the potential connection between drug trafficking and financing of terrorist groups, organised crime, migrant smuggling or...

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Remarks at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences workshop on Narcotics: problems and solutions of this global issue...

Déc 1, 2016 by

Reverend Monsignor, Your Majesty, Queen Silvia of Sweden, Distinguished participants, My sincere thanks to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences for holding this very important workshop to strengthen science-based solutions to a problem of great concern to all of the international community. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank your Majesty, for your dedicated efforts to prevent drug abuse around the world, and for your long-standing support for the work of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, including our launch of the Listen First prevention campaign in New York during the recent UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs (UNGASS). Today, I would like to focus on the outcomes of the UNGASS and their impact on the international drug control system. But before I do so, I would like to tell...

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