The Youth in a World of Drugs


The FDFE was invited in Kharkiv (Ukraine) by the Institute of Health for Children and Adolescents, National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Kharkiv National University, to participate to the online Conference: Current Issues of Physiologie, Pathology and Organizations of Medical Provision School Children and Adolescents.

The FDFE Representative had a 15mn presentation on: The Youth in a World of Drugs.

The Representative reminded the words from the UNODC (*) Executive Director at the March 2020 CND Session (*): “Know more, care more. Addressing the world drug problem requires responses that are based on facts, solidarity and compassion.”

And the previous ones of Mr. Yuri Fedotov²: “When we are talkling about the lives and futures of the next generation, prevention is truly better than cure”.

The key points of the FDFE presentation were: The drugs, origin and what for ? A World of Drugs Definition of a drug Psychoactive liposoluble drugs The child protective and risk factors On the road to drug abuse Legal protection by International Conventions Prevention works Education materials for drug use youth protection Drugs : A Road to Devastation Knowledge for the Right Choice

(*) Mrs. Ghada Fathi Waly is the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Executive Director – Vienna (Austria). CND: Commission on Narcotic Drugs (Vienna-Austria) (2) Mr. Yuri Fedotov was the former UNODC Executive Director

Thank you for your interest in FDFE activities and youth protection

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