drug prevention

Cooperation between Ecuador and UNODC on Drug Prevention and Health

Following an assessment mission in 2017 and two policy maker training on the nature, prevention and treatment of drug use disorders in 2018, UNODC and the Ministry of Health (on behalf of the Ecuadorian government) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on drug demand reduction during the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) on March 15, 2019. The MoU comes with a Menu of Services including 5 pillars of action: 1) Research for service planning; 2) Prevention

Priorities for UNODC Work on Drug Prevention and Treatment in Southeastern Europe

The programme of work of UNODC in any region of the world is developed in a consultative process together with the concerned Member States. That is why UNODC organised a Regional Consultative Meeting on the Development of the Sub-Programme 3 “Drug use prevention and treatment of substance use disorders” held on 16-17 May 2019 in Skopje, North Macedonia. The workshop brought together more than 30 experts and policy makers from the countries of Southeastern Europe

Better Prevention of Drug Use, Healthy and Safe Development of Children in Belarus

UNODC had the honour of facilitating a seminar for policy makers in Belarus at the request of the Ministry of Interior of the country. The event was organised with the support of the UN Resident Coordinator and the contribution of UNAIDS, UNFPA and UNICEF. More than 40 policy makers, including representatives from the Ministry of Education, Information and Health, as well as CSOs were present at the training. Participants worked together over three days to

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

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

Diploma de Especialización en Intoxicaciones Agudas por Drogas de Abuso

Sevilla, Spain,

El consumo de drogas de abuso, es uno de los que más impacto tiene sobre la salud y la vida de las personas. En las sociedades occidentales se están produciendo cambios en los patrones de consumo de alcohol y drogas en jóvenes y adolescentes, con consumos intensivos, asociados fundamentalmente a contextos recreativos y de ocio .

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

The 26th of June marks the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking . First observed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1987, the day is "an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse." The theme for the day is " Listen First - Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and