Policy

World Drug Report 2020

Published by
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Publication Date

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.

International Standards of Drug Use Prevention

Online,

The Vienna NGO Committee, UNODC Prevention Treatment Rehabilitation Section and UNODC Civil Society Unit (CSU) are hosting:

Webinar for Civil Society: Q&A on the International Standards of Drug Use Prevention

10 March at 1 PM CET.

In English with interpretation in French and Russian.

 

VNGOC Asia Pacific ad hoc working group - discussing the Asia-Pacific Civil Society Common Position

Created by
Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs

In the webinar on 23rd February 2021 the VNGOC Asia-Pacific ad-hoc Working Group kick-started the discussions on a possible Asia-Pacific Civl Society Common Position. More than 70 people from the region participated. 

You can access the presentation here.

Representation of Adverse Childhood Experiences Linked with Lower Public Stigma Towards People Who Use Drugs

Citation
Sumnall, H. R., Hamilton, I., Atkinson, A. M., Montgomery, C., & Gage, S. H. (2020). Representation of adverse childhood experiences is associated with lower public stigma towards people who use drugs: an exploratory experimental study. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 1-13.

Public stigma towards people who use substances can impact people seeking support and treatment outcomes. It can also influence how public health policy is shaped and accepted.

Researchers have been interested in understanding how people appraise substance use and whether attitudes can be changed if they frame substance use in different ways.

Alcohol and COVID-19 in SA: An Endless Cycle of Liquor Sales Bans Being Imposed and Lifted, or Catalyst for Meaningful Action?

Publication Date

The SAMRC Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Research Unit is now in its 20th year of existence. With about 20+ core staff based in Cape Town and Pretoria the focus is on a broad range of research focusing on the nature and extent of substance use in South Africa, associated consequences and the multifaced interventions aimed at addressing substance use.

US-MX Border Rural Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Response: Lessons learned in program planning and implementation

Washington, D.C., United States,
On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, starting at 03:00 PM (Washington, DC time), Maryland  Rural Opioid Technical Assistance initiative (MarylandROTA) invites you to the webinar “US-MX Border Rural Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Response: Lessons learned in program planning and implementation."

Presentation of the UNODC Strategy 2021-25

Online,

UNODC has recently launched its new five-year strategy, covering 2021-25. Recognizing that a key to successful implementation of this Strategy will be the expanded use of partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders, the online meeting on February 25th will provide a briefing to Civil Society partners.

Alcohol and COVID-19 in SA: An Endless Cycle of Liquor Sales Bans Being Imposed and Lifted, or Catalyst for Meaningful Action?

South Africa, South Africa,

The SAMRC Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Research Unit is now in its 20th year of existence. With about 20+ core staff based in Cape Town and Pretoria the focus is on a broad range of research focusing on the nature and extent of substance use in South Africa, associated consequences and the multifaced interventions aimed at addressing substance use.