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World Drug Report 2020

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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
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Presented in six separate booklets, the World Drug Report 2020 provides a wealth of information and analysis to support the international community in implementing operational recommendations on a number of commitments made by Member States, including the recommendations contained in the outcome document of the special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem, held in 2016.

Module Zero of the Universal Curriculum

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Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), U.S. Department of State
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This 19-minute video introduction to the Universal Curriculum series will be introduced at the beginning of future online courses.  The slides will be included in the forthcoming manual editions of the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC), Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) and Universal Recovery Curriculum (URC).  The module will also be included in future face-to-face trainings.

Promoting family and life skills through a nationwide competition in Uzbekistan

The Regional Mission in Central Asia of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) together with the Ministry of Public Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan launched an online competition "Expert on the Development of Family and Life Skills." The main purpose of the competition is to disseminate best practices, as well as to improve the skills of psychologists and educators in the public education system, especially classroom leaders, in achieving psychological stability in

Promoting Family and Life Skills via Nationwide Competition in Uzbekistan

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Office for Central Asia in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan launched online competition "Expert on Family and Life Skills Development". The main purpose of the competition is to disseminate the best practices as well as improve skills of psychologists and educators in the public education system, especially class leaders in achieving resilience in school and family through teaching

ISSUP Lebanon Updates - 2020

ISSUP Lebanon Updates - 2020

On September 2020, ISSUP Lebanon was successfully launched in a virtual event, with over 380 local and international attendees. As part of Lebanon’s national chapter launch, ISSUP Lebanon hosted guest speaker Giovanna Campello, Chief UNODC Prevention, Treatment & Rehabilitation Section (PTRS). Campello presented evidence-based prevention strategies of drug use according to UNODC-WHO Second Updated Edition of the International Standards.

National trainer teams from Central Asia level up in the Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders with support from UNODC

Online regional training for trainers (ToT) on Course 10 “Managing Medication-Assisted Treatment Programs” (30 November – 3 December 2020) of the Advanced Level of the Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders (UTC training package) launched on 30 November 2020. The main purpose of the training series is to prepare the team of national trainers who will be able to independently train professionals, working in the field of drug dependence treatment and prevention in their

In Quito, Ecuador, we see how to address the comprehensive prevention of addiction

On December 2, 2020, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Ecuador, participated in the 'First Meeting of Experts in Prevention of Integral Addiction' organized by the Metropolitan Health Secretariat, through the Comprehensive Project for The Prevention of Addiction in Quito - SIPAQ. The aim of the meeting was to generate spaces for dialogue and discussion about the socioeconomic phenomenon of drugs and other addictive behaviors. The event, of a public nature, was developed

UNODC helps protect front-line staff at HIV treatment and prevention facilities in Uzbekistan during COVID-19

As covid-19 becomes the "new reality" and the number of positive cases, although not as high as the last, we must remain vigilant, especially when it comes to those who are most vulnerable to possible negative consequences. The statement we can hear on any flight on an airplane is: "In case of danger, first put the mask on your own, then put it on the child." The purpose of this statement is that without protecting

UNODC helps to protect the frontline staff of drug treatment and HIV prevention facilities in Uzbekistan during COVID-19

As COVID-19 becomes a “new norm” and the number of positive cases is not as high as it used to be, we still need to stay alert especially when it comes to those who are the most vulnerable to the possible negative consequences. The statement that we can hear during any airplane flight is “In case of emergency, put on the mask on YOURSELF first, and then put it on your child.” The meaning of