Partnership with Lions Club to Develop Personal and Social Skills of Adolescents

Wadih Maalouf, UNODC Project Officer presenting on UNODC’s collaboration with the Lions Club International Foundation at the Assembly Hall of the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

The UNODC/WHO Second Update Edition of the International Standards on Drug Use Prevention http://bit.ly/2D1Qua4 identifies evidence-based education on personal and social skills as one of the effective strategies to prevent drug use and other risky behaviours in early adolescence. We also know from the work of the WHO Violence Prevention Alliance that such programmes have been found to be effective in preventing youth violence (https://www.who.int/violenceprevention/en/). This is why UNODC was delighted to attend the Lions Day at the UN at the assembly hall of the Palais des Nation in Geneva on April 10, 2019, presenting on our collaboration with the Lions Club International Foundation. This long-standing initiative has piloted Lions Quest Skills for Adolescence in South East Europe, Central America and West Africa, leading to measurable prevention of use and improvement of personal and social skills of thousands of students.
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