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Drugs & Prevention 6th European Meeting- Brussels...

Sep 22, 2019 by

The 6th Annual Meeting of the Foundation for a Drug Free Europe (FDFE) was held this 18 September 2019 in the bibliotheque of the Cercle des Voyageurs, 18 rue des Grands Carmes, 1000 Brussels. The Meeting entitled: Knowing, Understanding and Solving the Drug Problem in Europe , took place in the wake of the UN International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking. It was organized by the FDFE with the support of Say No To Drugs Belgium and the Fundacion para la MEJORA de la Vida, la Cultura y la Sociedad (UN ECOSOC Status – Madrid). The attendees were mainly Embassies and Permanent Representations. We had been particularly honored by the presence of H.E. the Ambassadors of Colombia and H.E. the Ambassador of Laos. The following countries were represented: Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria,...

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A French Overview

Juil 30, 2019 by

Our Say No To Drugs (SNTD) French Teams, all volunteers, are in-charge of some 67 million of people living in 34,967 communes in France. They are currently located in Angers, Avignon, Bretagne (a region), Clermont-Ferrand, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris, Pyrenees (a region) and Toulouse. The Teams are distributing weekly more or less 9000 booklets, visiting 200 shops (any type of shops being bakery or chemist’s), and also doing drug prevention lectures wherever this is possible. Following the contacts made during their distributions, they also can have the opportunity to bring The Truth About Drugs to other countries. Indeed, very recently the French National SNTD In-Charge was invited in Congo to do a presentation of our drug prevention materials. And back in France she continued with informative lectures in a prestigious establishment of the “Compagnons...

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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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The drug reality by 2019 June 26 !...

Juil 22, 2019 by

When some governments are looking to decriminalize and legalize the use of recreational cannabis despite the International Drug Control Conventions (1961,1971, 1988 and the CRC) wisely laid down to protect the health and welfare of the youth and mankind, the U.N. International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is the  right time to seriously consider the current trend of the drug problem and draw the right conclusion. 1. Worldwide, according to the latest 2019 World Drug Report released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in 2017 an estimated 271 million people (5.5 % of the global population) aged 15-64, had used drugs in the previous year. While this is similar to the 2016 estimate, a longer-term view reveals that the number of people who use drugs is now 30 %...

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26 June International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking – ‘health for justice, justice for health’ –...

Juil 9, 2019 by

What was done to inform the youth and the public at large on the harmful effects of drugs and to celebrate  the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking since the 26 June 1989? This action is made in addition to the usual distribution. The informative and educative materials distributed were the booklets from the series The Truth About Drugs.  Here after the drug awareness campaign made across Europe in the frame of the 26 June and to support the UNODC 3 International Drug Control Conventions: Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 as amended by the 1972 Protocol, the Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971, the UN Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 1988. -Belgium: a 3 days bike tour Sport vs.Drugs with 32 volunteers and met 2...

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