Policy

Introduction to stigma

Online,

Kicking off the Spotlight on Stigma series, this seminar covers some of the key concepts and ideas in stigma. We will hear from key community leaders regarding the central stigma-related issues of concern and the strengths communities have in managing stigma and its effects.


Spotlight on Stigma 

Perspectives of illicit marijuana growers and traders on commercial legalization of marijuana in South Africa: considerations for policy formulation

Citation
Manu, E., Douglas, M., Ntsaba, M.J. et al. Perspectives of illicit marijuana growers and traders on commercial legalisation of marijuana in South Africa: considerations for policy formulation. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 16, 54 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-021-00391-w
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Over the past era, there has been a call for legalizing marijuana cultivation and trading for commercial purposes in South Africa. Advocates of the call argue that the criminalization of commercial marijuana cultivation and trading has failed to stop illicit marijuana cultivation and trading. Nevertheless, the views of those who economically benefit from the illicit marijuana trade on its legalization remain empirically unsolicited.

Learning from International Smokefree Homes Research

Online,

This event presents two international smoke-free homes projects and discusses the learning from them for research, practice and policy.

About this event

SPEAKERS:

Professor Kamran Siddiqi, University of York, UK - What can we learn from a large trial of smoke-free home interventions (MCLASS II) in Dhaka Bangladesh? 

18th European Aids Conference

London and Online,

In 2021, the 18th European AIDS Conference will be online & onsite in London, United Kingdom,
October 27-30, 2021.

The 5th Biennial National Symposium on Drugs and Drug Control Policy in Nigeria

venue to be announced, Nigeria,

CRISA are happy to announce the 5th Biennial National Symposium on Drugs and Drug Control Policy in Nigeria. You are hereby invited to present your work and participate in discussions on the drug and alcohol situation in Nigeria. Special attention will be devoted to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the availability and use of psychoactive substances and other addictive behaviours.  

NHS Addictions Provider Alliance 2021 Annual Conference

Online, United Kingdom,

The NHS APA invites you to join us at our free and virtual conference on the 13th of October 2021.

Stigma all too often prevents a person from seeking or accessing the vital treatment and support they need to recover from addiction.

Call for Speakers: Commemorating the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and launching the World Drug Report

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will hold a hybrid event commemorating the United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and launching the 2021 World Drug Report. The event will take place in a hybrid format on June 25th, 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm CEST (Vienna). The VNGOC has been invited to nominate three civil society participants, who will have the opportunity to make a brief intervention (max. 2 min) during the

Impact of Minimum Unit Pricing on Alcohol Purchases in Scotland and Wales

Citation
Anderson, P., O'Donnell, A., Kaner, E., Llopis, E. J., Manthey, J., & Rehm, J. (2021). Impact of minimum unit pricing on alcohol purchases in Scotland and Wales: controlled interrupted time series analyses. The Lancet Public Health.
Publication Date

In an attempt to reduce consumption of alcohol and the harm it causes, Scotland and Wales introduced minimum unit pricing (MUP) on alcohol purchases. 

Minimum unit price (MUP) is a pricing policy that sets a strength-based threshold price for alcohol products, below which they cannot be legally sold.

UNODC’s Strategic Vision for Africa 2030

Published by
UNODC

UNODC’s Strategic Vision for Africa 2030 outlines our mission to provide more safety to Africa’s people, government and institutions from drugs, crime, corruption, terrorism and illicit financial flows.

The UNODC Vision 2030 seeks to strengthen crime prevention, enhance justice, address organized crime, ensure a balanced response to drugs, improve the rule of law and bolster resilience.