The City of Music Drug Free

Avr 8, 2019 by

On March 16th the Austrian Sag Nein Zu Drogen Sag Ya Zum Leben Team set up their turquoise tent and booth in the Vienna famous and busy pedestrian street Mariahilfer Strasse near the MuseumsQuartier. They did a great distribution of the booklets The Truth About Drugs to the passersby. Indeed, more than 1200 booklets, as well as several info packs, were handed out by the volunteers of the association to the public. Most of the youth and adults met were already aware of the societal drug problem, making them very receptive to the prevention education action of the team.   It is important to remind that the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC- Headquarters located in the Vienna International Center) was holding at that time the 62nd Session of the Commission on Narcotic...

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Drug Prevention and Health

Avr 5, 2019 by

In the frame of the celebration of the World Health Day of the World Health Organization, the association Say No To Drug Belgium (SNTD.Be) held on April 4th a Conference: « Inform the Youth Before Dealers Do » in the Auditorium of the Churches of Scientology for Europe, Blvd de Waterloo, 1000 Brussels. This complies also with the 3 U.N. International Drug Control Conventions and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, both involving the responsibility of the States. In the presence of about 40 people from different ways of life, Julie, the SNTD.Be Coordinator of the anti-drug campaign introduced the theme starting with a short presentation of the goals of the association and described the different drug education prevention materials* used and made available for any educator interested by doing drug prevention actions in their field....

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FDFE Side Event at UNODC 

Mar 28, 2019 by

On 19 March 2019 the Foundation for a Drug Free Europe (FDFE) co-sponsored a side-event at the UNODC with Fundacion VIDA and Fundacion Mejora, both from Madrid and with the “Verein zur Förderung der Völkerverständigung” (VFV) from Vienna, during the 62nd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (14-22 March 2019). This CND Session was gathering more than 2000 participants from governments, NGOs with U.N. ECOSOC status and associations from civil society from around the world. The Ministerial Segment of 14-15 March was opened by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Executive Director, Yury Fedotov. He highlighted the importance of « comprehensive approaches to the difficult and complex problems posed by drugs, responses that put people first and seek to safeguard their health, well-being and future ». This was followed by video messages from...

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Side Event at the UN: Drugs – Better to Prevent than to Cure to Protect the Children...

Fév 25, 2019 by

« By listening to the needs of children and young people, prevention can contribute to their safety, health and well-being, and enable them realize their potential.  All our societies would be better off if more resources were devoted to supporting evidence-based drug prevention strategies, which are a sound and effective investment in families, schools and communities. »                                                                                                                                                  Yuri Fedotov, UNODC Executive Director – 26 June...

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Drug: The Reality!

Jan 20, 2019 by

Following the attempt by some governments of the world to modify the three International Drug Control Conventions: -the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 as amended by the 1972 Protocol; -the Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971 (effective measures against abuse of substances); -the United Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 1988 (eradication of illicit traffic); to make the legalization of cannabis no longer illegal and thus opening the door to a massive production satisfying some vested interests, in disregard of the well-being of the youth and the population, there was in December 2018, at the U.N.Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC-Vienna), during the reconvened 61st Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) Session a clearcut decision taken by the majority of the States Representatives to not modify these International...

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