Keynote Speakers - WHO & UNODC and ICQ Official Launch, Day 2, Track 1, 08:00-09:00

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Dr Vladimir Poznyak MD, PhD Giovanna Campello, Dr. Mariano Montenegro, Brian Morales, Dr. Annette Dale-Perera
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Presented as part of the Uniting the global community to face the challenge of addiction event, in-person on 13th May, 2022

Presentations:

  • Keynote WHO - Dr Vladimir Poznyak MD, PhD
  • Keynote UNODC - Giovanna Campello
  • ICQ Official Launch - Dr. Mariano Montenegro, Brian Morales, Dr. Annette Dale-Perera

Abstracts:

  • Keynote WHO - Dr Vladimir Poznyak MD, PhD

  • Keynote UNODC - Giovanna Campello

Background

We aimed to develop a guiding document focusing on the role of law enforcement in drug use prevention within educational settings.

Methods

We surveyed the different aspects of law enforcement officers (LEO) programmes. We identified law enforcement practitioners (nominated by UN member states) and prevention science experts who were invited to an online technical consultation meeting to contribute to the development process of the guiding document. Then a follow up meeting of practitioners was set up to benefit from their expertise.

Results

A total of 43 UN member states answered the survey: LEO are implicated in substance use prevention activities in schools (93%); prevention activities are done through environmental policies and in person programmes focused on either substance awareness programmes or social and emotional skills programmes (34%); LEO are implicated in prevention programmes in schools as a special unit within police force, trained on substance use prevention (67%); substance use prevention is guided by a national strategy for coordination and delegated to local administration for adaptation (53%); the involvement of LEO in substance use prevention in schools is systematic (63%).

Conclusion

We are in the final step of the process of developing the guiding document.

  • ICQ Official Launch - Dr. Mariano Montenegro, Brian Morales, Dr. Annette Dale-Perera

 

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English