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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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No « Pot » in France

Mai 10, 2019 by

In March 2018 in Switzerland was accepted the « legal cannabis »with maximum 1% THC . In October 2018 in Canada was legalized the use and the selling of cannabis as being a responsible and fair policy act to prevent the black market * which, by the way, has already organized parallel markets! The sad point is that this legalization was done despite several Canadian medical body warnings. Indeed, a large percentage of suicide attempts among young people in their twenties are related to cannabis use, says the University of Montreal. In addition, these legalizations are in violation of the three International Drug Control Conventions** according UNODC and INCB (2019). So, to ensure a better information and protection of the French population on the drug dangers, the French Say No To Drugs associations and groups did...

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A Healthy 4/20 Day !

Mai 2, 2019 by

To celebrate our style the 4/20 or 420 (20th of April)*, our European Say No To Drugs Teams decided to inform at large the population of their main cities about the harmful effects that drug use (and not only abuse !) represents for Health, and worst when this is concerning youngster. It’s a good time to look again at the world decisions adopted -and sometimes forgotten- by the States to effectively address and counter the world drug problem: President of INCB – Vienna, 7 November 2018 Finally, the drug control conventions, as they were negotiated and agreed by the international community, “limit exclusively to medical and scientific purposes the production, manufacture, export, import, distribution of, trade in, use and possession of drugs”. This limitation is defined as a general obligation within the 1961 and...

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36th Vienna City Marathon

Avr 10, 2019 by

On April 7th in Vienna, the capital of Austria renowned both artistically and intellectually, was held the 36th Annual Vienna City Marathon covering the classic distance of 42.195 Km. Needless to say that “a marathon is a huge, attractive challenge, a highlight for thousands of amateur athletes”. This was also an opportunity for the Sag Nein Zu Drogen, Sag Ja Zum Leben Austrian Team to reach with their banner a considerable amount of public from all walks of life and to remind them about the importance of keeping a drug-free lifestyle (as these sportswomen and men) for a sane, happy and successful life...

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