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FDFE Side-Event at UNODC 63rd CND Session – Vienna...

Mar 10, 2020 by

FDFE and Foundation Mejora co-sponsored by the Green Crescent (Turkey), La Vida (Madrid) and VFV (Austria) organized a side-event on March 3rd during the 63rd Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna. The 63rd CND (2-6 March 2020) started by the presentation of the new UNODC Executive Director: H.E. Ms. Ghada Waly from Egypt, and of the new Chairperson of the Commission: H.E. Mr. Mansoor Ahmad Khan from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. This was followed by statements by the Director of Treaty Affairs, the CND President and the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) President. An important statement was made: that there will be no decision taken regarding a possible re-scheduling of the cannabis during this CND, so all the three International Drug Control...

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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 & 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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