National Trainers Trained on Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) 12 and 15 in Turkmenistan

From 15-21 July 2019 team of national trainers from Turkmenistan attended the National Training of Trainers held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

There were 12 representatives of drug dependence treatment service of the Ministry of Health of Turkmenistan and non-profit organizations (ICAP 1 holders) trained on the two following courses of Advanced Level UTC:

Course 12: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Course 15: Managing Co-Occurring Disorders

Trainer-led presentations, small-group and reflective exercises, role-plays and case study discussions helped participants to improve their knowledge and skills on providing evidence-based treatment interventions.

These national trainers will be responsible for conducting series of echo-trainings on selected courses of Advanced Level UTC training package for the addiction professionals from Turkmenistan.

The training was conducted within the framework of UNODC joint capacity building activity with Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme (DAP).

The UNODC ROCA and Programme Office in Turkmenistan stands ready to continue its support to the Ministry of Health of Turkmenistan in reforming its drug dependence treatment service in compliance with international standards and the strengthening of capacity of drug addiction specialists.


Central Asian Master Trainers Trained on Advanced Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) Courses 14 and 17

From 23-31 July 2019, a team of master trainers from Central Asia attended the Regional Training of Trainers for Central Asia held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The training was organized by Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme (DAP) within the framework of UNODC joint capacity building activity with Colombo Plan.

There were 14 regional master trainers from five Central Asia countries trained on the two following Advanced UTC courses:

  • Course 14: Working with Families with Substance Use Disorders (SUD)
  • Course 17: Case Management Skills and Practices

Course 14 presented an overview of issues related to substance use in the context of the family and provided participants with an understanding of the interventions that can be carried out with families affected by SUD.

Course 17 provided participants with an overview of the definitions, major functions and case management practices within the substance use disorders continuum of care as well as an understanding of the roles, skills and competencies of case managers

This workshop prepared regional master trainers  who would be responsible for conducting regional training on selected courses of Advanced Level UTC training package for the team of national trainers from Central Asia to be organized by UNODC.

Ahmad Shah

Monthly Newsletter from April 1, 2019 – April 30, 2019

Contemporary Asian Drug Policy: Insights and Opportunities for Change

Countries in Asia have typically addressed illicit drug supply and use with harsh punishments, including compulsory treatment and the death penalty. The region has long espoused the goal of creating a drug-free society, a goal that has been abandoned in other parts of the globe for being infeasible. Like many other places in the world, there are emerging discussions in Asia about policies to reduce drug use and trafficking.

This report aims to help inform policymakers and the public by describing the illicit drug situation for selected Association of Southeast Asian Nations + 3 countries (China, Japan, and South Korea). The authors present three case studies related to the shifting drug and drug policy landscape in Asia:

(1) the crackdown on drug users and sellers in the Philippines,

(2) Thailand’s shift from a similar crackdown toward an alternative approach of reducing criminal sanctions for drug use and im

proving access to medication treatment and needle exchange, and

(3) China’s emergence as a major source of many new chemical precursors and drugs that are exported outside Asia.

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Monthly Newsletter March - 2019:
During this month, Drug Free Pakistan Foundation (DFPF) had organized mentorship sessions
for the members of music and drama society in University of Education Township and bank

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Drug abuse affects all societies worldwide, but the impact differs in male and female. Women and girls comprise ⅓ of global drug users yet are only ⅕ of those receiving treatment.

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How to apply: Submit the story of the nominee by the nominator with relevant proof of works at iyc [dot] youthenvoy [at] iyc-hq [dot] org

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Glimpses from 2nd Promotion of Peace workshop at University of Education, Bank Road Campus held from 18th to 20th Feb, 2019. During 3 days participants were engaged and empowered of peace activities, role of students in peace building and designing Social Action Projects.

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Greetings. Happy to share an exciting opportunity as the brief details are given below:

PUAN Call for Nominations Everest International Model UN Conference 
July 15-19, 2019, Kathmandu, Nepal 


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Dear Pakistan U.S. Alumni Network Members,

We would like to thank everyone who applied for Executive Committee. We had only 16 slots for this EC term and we received more than 26 applications. Yet, we have kept people from different programs of U.S. Department of State.

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Scientific exchange and international dialogue is taking place in August 2019 in Alpenbach, Austria.

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(Internships - Conferences - Fellowships - Online Courses - Competitions - Exchange Programs - Leadership Programs – Scholarships)

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Call for Applications University of Ghana School of Public Health WHO HRP Alliance Postgraduate Scholarship 2019/2020

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