Call for Global Trainers
ISSUP and UNODC announce the formation of a pool of Global Trainers with the support of the U.S. State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).
In addition to ISSUP's digital presence and annual event, ISSUP is now focused on building its third major strand. The third dimension is the establishment of ISSUP National Chapters. This will allow ISSUP’s activities and contributions to be available to meet the national needs and promote national and international sharing and support. ISSUP Kenya, Pakistan and Philippines are already in existence, but the new focus will allow their operations to be brought within a shared expression of ISSUP activity as well as establishing functioning ISSUP Nationals in new countries.
The new financial year at ISSUP has brought a significant change in the leadership roles in the organisation. As of November 1st, 2017 Joanna Travis-Roberts is the new Acting Executive Director. Former Executive Director, Jeff Lee, will continue to support the work and development of ISSUP in a Senior Consultant role.
Lisbon Addictions 2017, the second European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies, was held from 24th – 26th October at the Lisbon Congress Center. Over 1,000 participants from around the world came together to learn about and explore challenges relating to drugs, alcohol, tobacco, gambling, the internet and other addictive behaviours.
The ISSUP Executive Committee had an important meeting in Washington, D.C. on October 1-2, 2017. The beautiful Washington weather was sadly missed behind closed doors as the Executive Committee, which includes Jeff Lee, Joanna Travis-Roberts, and Riva Setiawan from the ISSUP Staff team alongside Melody Heaps, ISSUP’s Chair, Sue Thau and Vivienne Evans. The meeting was also attended by colleagues from the U.S.