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The Child-The CRC-The FDFE

Déc 16, 2019 by

On 9 December 2019 in the frame of the Celebration of the 71th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR-1948), and in the wake of the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the FDFE Representative was invited to participate to the event organized by the Associazione per i Diritti Umani e la Tolleranza, United Planet and Fundacion Mejora, all having the UN ECOSOC status. The event was held Geneva, in the Palais des Nations (United nations) room XXIV (from 10am to 5pm) under the theme: Human Rights: where are we at? Past and Future. Indeed, where do we stand on the implementation of human rights? What has been effective? The Presiding Panel was composed by the Permanent Representations of 6 countries: Republic of Philippines, Republic of...

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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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Drugs and the future

Juil 23, 2019 by

An article written by our colleague from Greece The United Nations have declared the 26th of June as the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Let us use this opportunity to reflect on an all so important obstacle that inhibits the well-being and possibly the very future survival of our societies: Drugs. Drug use has been tormenting human societies since ancient times. The problem is intensified in our days. One of the three major properties of drugs is that they are essentially Poisons. Definition: [Poison]. 1. Natural or artificially created substance that after it is introduced into a living organism it exerts a harmful effect or even causes death: Dangerous / strong / deadly ~. The ~ of the snake / of the spider / of the mushroom. 2. Every substance that causes harm...

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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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