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posted by Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs on 2021-01-21 16:37:34
Join UNODC and VNGOC #Webinar introducing the International Drug Control Conventions and the treaty mandated functions of #UNODC & #CND on Jan 26th at 3pm CET in ENG, FR, SP.


posted by Youth RISE on 2021-01-20 10:02:32
New blog post about how the Youth RISE Small Grant was used in Ghana, implemented by our International Working Group member, Daniel Nii Ankrah:

This grant was used to facilitate a digital campaign on the new Narcotics Control Commission (NCC) Law in Ghana, to hold media discussions engaging the general public on the topic of the NCC Law, to plan and organize advocacy opportunities with partners both online and offline, and to conduct stakeholder mapping and selection in West Africa through drug policy networks.

#smallgrant #NCClawGhana

posted by Asabe Shehu Yar'Adua Foundation (ASYARFS) on 2021-01-13 19:01:44

Everyone’s dream is to see his/herself in a unique age before death comes knocking.

Age is the number of years a person spends on planet earth and before aging. An individual

needs to maintain his/her Health and to preserve Good Heath, we should take balance diet

and nutrition, take physical exercise, rest and sleep well regularly, maintain cleanliness

everywhere in our life and always go for medical check-up.

An individual age is classified into three stages and they are BIRTH, TEEN AND ADULT AGE

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posted by Asabe Shehu Yar'Adua Foundation (ASYARFS) on 2021-01-12 19:24:29

Most communities and families believe that the girl child has no value to their community or family. In some states and communities, women are subjected to forced marriages, low standard of living, and poor educational background.

The inequality and disadvantages that girls face stem from three interwoven causes: child marriage, child pregnancy, and child labor, all of which are exacerbated by poverty and have insidious consequences on the outcomes of these girls‘ lives.


The human rights of children and the girl-child are explicitly set out in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most widely ratified human rights Treaty in History.

• Right to education of all levels

• Right to protection from all physical or mental abuse

• Right to information about healthy sexuality and reproduction etc.

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posted by David Borden on 2021-01-11 23:44:45
David Borden
posted by Orsi Feher for Students for Sensible Drug Policy on 2021-01-11 16:19:05
2020 has been a unique year ... Check out our top10 highlight of the year:
posted by Youth RISE on 2021-01-11 14:06:28
New blog post about the live session that our M&E officer Mayank held on the Blued India dating app, discussing destigmatizing drug use and mental health.

This was done as part of the ‘Breaking the Stigma: Drugs and Mental Health Wellbeing’ project that Youth RISE and the Blued App are collaborating on, to provide harm reduction advice specifically relevant to LGBTQ+ people in India.

New blog:

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#blued #bluedindia #youthrise #antidrugs #drugsandwellbeing

posted by Asabe Shehu Yar'Adua Foundation (ASYARFS) on 2021-01-08 14:57:12

Climate Change is one of the most complex issue facing the world today and it needs to be addressed. The rising temperature, global warming, rainfall pattern, extreme weather. This affects the environment at large.

The United Nation Framework convention on Climate Change has organized several convention on climate change inviting the world leaders to tackle Climate related issues. Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua Foundation (ASYARFS) was in attendance in line with the United Nation on the events on Climate issues.

All of the negative consequences increase their magnitude on Agriculture. For instance; Droughts create wildfires which in turn destroy the crops that are basically for consumption.

We need to stop these Climate issuesbecause we have the knowledge, power and ability to stop the effects of Climate Change.


posted by Fondazione Villa Maraini on 2021-01-08 11:11:09
"Access to healthcare is a human right that must be respected also for people with substance use disorders. They have the right to receive the needed treatment without being hampered or discriminated."

Massimo Barra stressed this point at the health global meeting of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, held on the 10th December 2020, the Human Rights Day.

posted by Mario Prieto for Dianova International on 2021-01-04 10:54:02
Study on Cannabis Regulation.

The study was carried out with the participation of number of international experts on the subject, coming from different fields in connection to the regulation of cannabis (policy makers, prevention and intervention, research, civil society, etc.) whose stances on this issue were sometimes dramatically different, including the extremes of this debate and the intermediary points of consensus.

Download study (pdf)

Versión integral (castellano)

Resumen ejecutivo (castellano)

Complete version (English)

Executive Summary (English)

Résumé exécutif (français – the translation was provided free of charge by Marie Castel)

posted by Aisha Mohammed for Asabe Shehu Yar'Adua Foundation (ASYARFS) on 2020-12-31 17:26:43

Goal 2 of SDG of the United Nations;

Hunger is a craving or urgent need for food or a specific nutrient. It has now become a global problem. More than 820 million people in the world suffer from chronic hunger. It is a major contributing factor in premature death. Ending hunger and achieving food security remain major challenges for people everywhere. To end hunger we must tackle its root causes.We need to end hunger to ensure the Developing and Under-Developing Countries have access to the foods and livelihood opportunities needed to live securely and comfortably. We already possess the knowledge and the resources to end hunger, now we need to use our assets in the most effective way to make positive change.

While ending world hunger is of course not an easy task, and few people even with the best of intentions have the same approaches, it’s not idealistic to say that within our lifetime we absolutely can ensure that no person goes hungry again.

Source: ASYARFS.

posted by Asabe Shehu Yar'Adua Foundation (ASYARFS) on 2020-12-30 19:31:11

Poverty has been one of the greatest enemy in the 21st Century, every nation is faced with different level of poverty. Poverty is hunger. It is a state of being poor.

Developing, under-developed as well as developed nations live in poverty especially in developing areas of West and Sub-sahara Africa. Poverty can be tackled by the equal distribution of income and it must benefit all individuals, the poor masses should be educated in order to help the nations economic development, education teaches everyone about their right and by teaching the poor masses or setting up a skill acquisition for them, it will help in the growth and expansion of the country.

One way of reducing poverty is by educating poor people so that they can contribute to nation’s economic development. Education teaches the poor the growth and expansion of the country.

Poverty is a threat to human security, let’s all unite and eradicate it.

Source: ASYARFS.

posted by Asabe Shehu Yar'Adua Foundation (ASYARFS) on 2020-12-29 11:45:55


posted by Asabe Shehu Yar'Adua Foundation (ASYARFS) on 2020-12-29 10:49:36

Source: ASYARFS.

posted by Abdul Azeez Subair Kunju for Subair Kunju Foundation on 2020-12-28 20:37:44
RISA conducted the first online Training of Trainer (TOT) Program in a Webinar platform. The program inaugurated by the Indian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Mr. Ausaf Sayeed was attended by 772 out of 865 registered candidates. Teachers and students from Schools from India and various international Indian schools from Middle-east and other selected volunteers were the target audience. There were 5 sessions such as hazards of Alcoholism and its prevention (Dr. Bharathan A V), hazards of Smoking and its prevention (Dr. Thampi Velappan), Psychological aspects of Substance Abuse (Dr. Naseem Aktar Querishi), Substance Abuse- a social hazard (Mrs. Padmini U Nair) and How to detect drug addiction in children (Dr. Abdul Azeez Subair Kunju) were presented by the RISA expert panel members.

Mr. Karunakaran Pillai, Mrs. Meera Rahman, Nisar Kallara, Shameer Yusaf, Abdul Salam P K, Adv. Aseef Mohammed, Naushad Ismail and various zonal/regional representatives of RISA co-ordinated the event.

posted by Mian Afzal Trust Hospital (MATH) on 2020-12-28 16:30:32
Mian Afzal Trust Hospital
posted by Asabe Shehu Yar'Adua Foundation (ASYARFS) on 2020-12-17 11:00:19

Less privileged are people vulnerable to either physical (disables), financial (poor) problems. Numerous of the society are blessed financially. However, the less privileged have to live from hand to mouth. Less Privileged children do not have access to good health and education.

Taking care of the underprivileged could be carried out through diverse approaches, it is either through financial aid, provision of free health care services, free education, and the rest of them.

It is our duty as believers to bring joy and future to the less privileged among us. If every one of us can just add a little effort to help the less privileged or needy in our society, the world will be a better place for all.

posted by Youth RISE on 2020-12-16 17:54:15
New blog post about the Nepal Covid-19 Relief Small Grants Programme: 'Relief distribution program for people who use drugs and people living with HIV/AIDS'

posted by Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation on 2020-12-15 20:30:49
UN Green Lights Medicinal Cannabis but Fails to Challenge Colonial Legacy of its Prohibition

In a historic vote, the UN has finally recognised the medicinal value of #cannabis (27 votes in favour, 25 against + 1 abstention).

Full joint press release is available here:

posted by Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs on 2020-12-14 10:33:37
On the occasion of the Human Rights Day 2020 the #INCB published a message, reminding all States that the primary objective of the international drug control conventions is to safeguard the health and welfare of humankind, including respect for #HumanRights and called on States to adopt and pursue drug control policies that respect and protect human rights and that are consistent with international human rights instruments. "The world drug problem cannot be lawfully addressed without ensuring the protection of human rights."

Read the full text here:

Six students, who study in Mongolian National University's social workers class, had a two weeks practical study and work at APPDO office on drug topic on November, 2020.
Mongolian University of Science Technology hosted training "Tobacco health and finance harm, and prevention" to students in 6 Nov. 2020 during university campaign "Keep clean air, No smoking".

APPDO trainers participated to the lecture.

Social Media and TV organizations, Live HD, Gobi HD and TV 2 interviewed with us by brief of drug condition and abuse in Mongolia on October-November 2020.
APPDO implemented a sub-project "Drug user indication and emergency action" capacity training for 160 specialist of education institutions and for 140 doctors of ambulance on October-November 2020.

The project granted by Crime Prevention Committee (CCCP), Ministry of Justice.

posted by Narconon Nigeria initiative on 2020-12-13 09:12:26
Narconon Nigeria initiative
posted by Youth RISE on 2020-12-13 08:35:59
Our new advocacy video for #WorldAIDSDay, providing a youth perspective to the #endAIDS movement and demanding change to meet our needs, and #endAIDS for all, inlcuding youth.

posted by Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation on 2020-12-10 21:41:05
Toronto’s drug checking service has launched an interactive website featuring detailed findings from substances checked by the service to date!

Explore what’s being found in Toronto’s unregulated drug supply ➡️

#harmreduction #drugpolicy

posted by Mario Prieto for Dianova International on 2020-12-10 13:25:05
Addiction or social mandate?

Towards a gender perspective in the dependence field, by María Paula Capote, Social Worker at the Chanaes Comprehensive Treatment Centre for Youth and Adults with Dual Pathology, managed by the Fundación Dianova Uruguay

Including gender as a category in intervention means keeping in mind throughout the process the variables entailed by being a woman in a given sociohistorical context or moment. Addiction intervention has focused mainly on the drug itself and not on the consumer’s characteristics, and what really guarantees success in the therapeutic process is being able to problematize and intervene in the relationship that the person has established with the substance.

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posted by Mario Prieto for Dianova International on 2020-12-10 13:23:32
Dianova took part in the 12th Annual Drug Addiction Conference organized by the Universitat de Barcelona and Projecte Home Catalunya.

☑️Lucia Goberna representing Dianova, presented some data that show the concerning trend of addictive behaviours among young people.

☑️Oriol Esculies, Director of Projecte Home Catalunya, who spoke about “the different sides of addiction” presenting eight real cases of people who are undergoing treatment, key aspects about the people to consider when designing interventions and the type of intervention and work that is being carried out with each of these people.

☑️Jordi Bernabeu, a Psychologist from the Mental Health Division of the Althaia Foundation in Manresa, delivered a very clear perspective on the abuse of ICTs.

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posted by Orsi Feher for Students for Sensible Drug Policy on 2020-12-10 12:34:54
We have three new chapters in Ireland, the UK and New Zealand YEAY! Read more about our activities in our November Report Card:
posted by Mario Prieto for Dianova International on 2020-12-10 11:48:28
Drug Policies and Human Rights

Mainstreaming human rights in drug policies is essential to start building the post-COVID era.

- Rights closely linked to sustainable development.

- Violations of the human rights of people who use drugs.

- Death Penalty.

- Mainstreaming human rights in drug policies.

- Moving from rhetoric to practice.

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posted by Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. on 2020-12-09 20:58:45
Drug Free America Foundation, Inc.
posted by New Zealand Needle Exchange Programme on 2020-12-08 23:12:25
New Zealand Needle Exchange Programme
posted by Mohammad Masroor Mahmoodi on 2020-12-08 05:06:19
Mohammad Masroor Mahmoodi
posted by Asabe Shehu Yar'Adua Foundation (ASYARFS) on 2020-12-04 12:57:34
CHALLENGES OF THE DISABLED: On the 3rd of December is the International Day of people with Disabilities in line with the United Nations (UN)

The disabled are persons who are physically and mentally challenged with long-term adverse effect (side effect) which make them unable to carry out day to day activities. They are also starved of some services and they are mostly ignored by the society. Some challenges they commonly face are;

Difficulties to go to public places especially in developing and underdeveloped countries

Difficulties to get a job and are even deprived of education

Difficulties to enjoy their full civil right

Difficulties to interact or communicate with peoples

Some end up becoming tout and even beggars.


posted by Asabe Shehu Yar'Adua Foundation (ASYARFS) on 2020-12-04 12:09:53
We challenge the Federal Government to follow the steps of the United Nations, who has remarkably succeeded in re-awakening the consciousness of the entire human race on the need to create a new world order on issues concerning women, children, and other classes of people in the society.

We all are aware of the challenges still confronting women, especially in the Developed, Developing, and Underdeveloped countries.

Sexual harrassment should not be trivialized in the society at large.

We say “NO” to violence against women!!!


posted by Dalgarno Institute on 2020-12-04 02:21:45
posted by HPLGBT on 2020-12-02 15:46:20
The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (#CND) on Wednesday accepted a World Health Organization (#WHO) recommendation to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.

posted by Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation on 2020-11-23 20:41:25
The Ontario Drug Policy Research Network, the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario/the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service, Public Health Ontario and the CDPE have published a report analyzing trends in opioid-related deaths and comparing circumstances of death between two groups: a #COVID19 pandemic cohort and a pre-pandemic cohort.

Findings suggests that #COVID19 restrictions may have led to an increase in opioid #overdose deaths in Ontario. Click here for the full report:

posted by HPLGBT on 2020-11-21 17:45:36
#DoTheMath #FundingForKeyPops


posted by Mario Prieto for Dianova International on 2020-11-21 11:24:17
World Children’s Day

A day to promote awareness among children worldwide, improve their welfare, and protect them from drugs, whether licit or not.

Red more:

posted by Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs on 2020-11-20 09:22:28
ATTENTION - SHORT DEADLINE! We are inviting you to apply for a speaking slot at the reconvened meeting of the 63rd CND. Deadline for Applications: 24 November 2020, 11.55 p.m. CET 👉


posted by African Council on Narcotics on 2020-11-18 11:48:56
APPEAL TO DRUG TRAFFICKERS (Rekpene Bassey, President African Council on Narcotics - ACON)

Illicit drug supply feeds the demand realm with all its attendant consequences. It is in this light that African Council on Narcotics (ACON) hereby appeals to the conscience of drug dealers to refrain from their activities.

Click on the link to kindly share and subscribe to this video on our YouTube channel

posted by Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association on 2020-11-18 03:50:19
Evidence-based practices are central to SANA’s approach in substance abuse prevention and rehabilitation. Over the last two years, SANA has carried out five research studies to enhance our intervention efforts for people in recovery and their families.

For more information, please head to our website at

posted by Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association on 2020-11-18 03:48:10
SANA provides recovering persons with opportunities to strengthen family and social networks. We offer them a range of support services to equip them to face the challenges in their daily lives and to succeed in things both big and small!

SANA Step-Up Centre (walk-in centre) was set up in 2015 where recovering persons and their family members can drop by for assistance.

The two centres – Step-Up @ Sengkang and Step-Up @ Jurong – enable recovering persons to intentionally “step up” to the challenges faced in their recovery and reintegration in a positive and supportive environment.

posted by Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association on 2020-11-18 03:41:40
The Annual ‘Rise Above – Overcoming the Influence’ campaign was launched on 30 June 2018. The campaign aims to counter the softening stance and misperception toward drugs; garner mindshare and support for a drug-free Singapore; and to co-create preventive solutions and projects with community partners and stakeholders. Schools and youths join the campaign to initiate their own anti-drug projects.
posted by Stephanie Wilding on 2020-11-17 19:36:54
Virtual West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders
from 2020-12-03 08:00:00 to 2020-12-04 19:30:00
Join us Dec. 3-4, 2020, for the first-ever Virtual West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders. This year's virtual conference offers you the choice of packages that include 32 or 64 CE/CMEs at exceptional pricing, view our 2020 program. These packages were also built to provide flexibility to accommodate busy, end of the year schedules, by including on-demand options that can be viewed at any time up to 45 days post-event.

This is the perfect, cost-effective option to top off any last-minute CE/CME credit requirements before the end of the year.


WCSAD All Access with up to 32 CE/CMEs - $150

WCSAD All Access with up to 64 CE/CMEs - $200

This year's conference offers 32 live sessions from 47 industry-leading faculty members, spread out over two days of virtual conference experience.

Join us!

posted by Stephanie Wilding on 2020-11-17 19:23:35
Stephanie Wilding
posted by Asabe Shehu Yar'Adua Foundation (ASYARFS) on 2020-11-17 12:51:16
The seminar was coordinated by the Founder/President Dr. Asabe Shehu Yar'Adua
posted by Asabe Shehu Yar'Adua Foundation (ASYARFS) on 2020-11-17 12:38:44

Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua Foundation (ASYARF), a non-governmental organization ( NGO), has said the imbalance in the distribution of national wealth was Largely responsible for the rising incidence of a street child.

The President /Founder Dr. Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua, stated this in Street Child Awareness Campaign.

She also said lack of empowerment of the majority in the society has culminated in poverty “making it imperative for the citizenry to attach little importance to the place of value and decency in a battle for survival in a rising competitive environment”

posted by Orsi Feher for Students for Sensible Drug Policy on 2020-11-16 16:35:22
Our October report card is out!

posted by Talklove Africa Foundation on 2020-11-15 21:49:21
Talklove Africa Foundation
posted by African Action on AIDS on 2020-11-15 20:32:59

Our vision is a world where NO ONE IS ALONE, a world where everyone has access to the support and care they need; an Africa where AIDS and opportunistic diseases are eradicated and where women and girls are empowered and educated.


We work to ensure that the youth we serve become agents of their own change and use their knowledge to change their communities.

We reach the youth of sub-Saharan Africa whose lives are affected by AIDS.

We help tomorrow's responsible parents by helping to prepare the youth of today.

We vest youth with the preventive knowledge needed to stay alive and teach them to share that knowledge with their peers.

We build extended family support networks in local villages and communities to deliver education and healthcare to children affected by AIDS.

We create healthcare awareness by building basic health plans with village women and their families. These plans help them to prevent HIV/AIDS, Malaria and water-borne diseases.

posted by African Action on AIDS on 2020-11-15 20:06:07
African Action on AIDS
posted by Seed of Inundation on 2020-11-14 19:14:22
California Bureau of Cannabis Control 2138 Rulemaking Action - Cannabis Regulation Application Process Requirements
posted by UGONMA FOUNDATION on 2020-11-13 11:31:38
posted by Family therapy Therapy Association of the Gambia on 2020-11-11 21:36:07
Family therapy Therapy Association of the Gambia
posted by Drug Policy Coalition of Liberia-DCPL on 2020-11-09 17:24:35

COVID-19 and the Need

for Action on Substance

Abuse in Liberia

posted by Drug Policy Coalition of Liberia-DCPL on 2020-11-09 17:21:27
Road Map to Drug Policy Reform in Liberia
from 2021-01-22 00:00:00 to 2021-02-10 23:59:00
The Drug Policy Coalition of Liberia and partners will organize a one (1) day National Stakeholder Roundtable with key institutions including the National Legislature, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Gender, Children & Social Protection, Liberia Immigration Service, Liberia National Police and CSOs to identify current challenges, develop concrete actions point, and recommendation to ensure that the current Liberian Drug Law is review and amended to address the issue of evidence base drug prevention, treatment and rehabilitation for substance users in Liberia.
posted by Drug Policy Coalition of Liberia-DCPL on 2020-11-09 16:53:54
Drug Policy Coalition of Liberia-DCPL
posted by Fondazione Villa Maraini on 2020-11-09 15:33:44
Massimo Barra, founder of Villa Maraini, partecipated online as representative of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies at the 3rd intersessional meeting of CND started in Wien on 19th october 2020.

Barra talked about challenges in access to treatment for PWUDs during the COVID-19 pandemic:

“COVID-19 risks to become a ‘perfect excuse’ to justify inaction against people with drug use disorders. Availability of opioid substitution therapy is the 1st step to alleviate human suffering, as we stated in the Rome Consensus 2.0 Declaration. Within this health public warning for Covid-19 governments should also test & treat population for hepatitis C and HIV.

Pandemic crisis should be an opportunity to integrate harm reduction in outreach strategies at all levels."

Sign the Romne Consensus 2.0 clicking on this link:

posted by Ngo World Organization Safety on 2020-11-08 08:14:09
Uskoro u Crnoj Gori (Budva) konferencija svih lidera zemalja u kojima nasa organizacija ima predstavnistva.
posted by FAAAT think & do tank on 2020-11-07 16:20:56
Website with upcoming Toolkit and translations:
posted by FAAAT think & do tank on 2020-11-07 16:18:50
International Cannabis Policy Conference (2018)

Shaping future Cannabis policies: 8 plenary sessions & 5 case study workshops articulated around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

All video recordings:

Detailed program:

posted by FAAAT think & do tank on 2020-11-07 16:18:12
International Cannabis Policy Conference (2018)

Shaping future Cannabis policies: 8 plenary sessions & 5 case study workshops articulated around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

All video recordings:

Detailed program:

posted by FAAAT think & do tank on 2020-11-07 16:15:13
Cannabis & Sustainable development: paving the way for the next decade in Cannabis and Hemp policies. READ THE FINAL REPORT:
posted by FAAAT think & do tank on 2020-11-07 16:13:21 15 minutes video to understand the background and meaning of the WHO recommendations on cannabis and cannabis-related substances:

By Kenzi Riboulet-Zemouli and Michael Krawitz, video from the 20th Anniversary special event of the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines.

posted by Mario Prieto for Dianova International on 2020-11-05 17:48:29
Dianova participates in the 50th Organization of American States (OAS) General Assembly as a representative of the American Drug Policy Coalition ADPC, and demands that addiction services be considered as essential.

The crisis brought on by the pandemic cannot be an excuse to neglect the needs of people in situations of problematic substance use.

Red more:

posted by Mario Prieto for Dianova International on 2020-11-05 17:46:49
How Rehab Can Make Life…Tastier!

In a space where Italian cooking tradition becomes a common denominator to foster dialogue, eleven differently-able persons in post-scholar age will receive weekly culinary training from Chef Nicola Ciammella and learn how to cook a full meal menu. At the same time, eight residents of Dianova Italia Onlus Palombara’s therapeutic community will have a one-hundred-hours practical course on how to make pizza from Scuola Mani in Pasta’s Masters Fabio Sociani and Marco Palma.

An example of how the business sector can collaborate with NGOs in favor of vulnerable groups.

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posted by Mario Prieto for Dianova International on 2020-11-05 17:44:29
“Health and drug treatment services continue to fall short of needs and drug-related deaths have increased“. The Ministerial Declaration is definitive, it was approved in March 2019 by senior representatives in the field of drugs/health at the UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

✔️A very worrying situation regarding the scope of treatment.

✔️Numerous challenges for the future.

✔️Update of International Standards for the Treatment of Drug Use Disorders.

✔️Civil society voices

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posted by Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs on 2020-11-05 17:14:09
VNGOC Informal Members Meeting 1
from 2020-11-30 10:00:00 to 2020-11-30 11:30:00
The board of the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs is inviting all members and interested NGOs to participate in an online, informal membership meeting on Monday, 30 November.

In order to accommodate as many time zones as possible the meeting will be held twice:

30 November, 10 am to 11.30 am Central European Time (CET)

30 November, 5 pm to 6.30 pm Central European Time (CET)

The meeting will serve to discuss current issues and exchange updates and information. No formal decisions will be made by the committee.

It will be held online via MS Teams and we kindly ask you to register in order to attend the meeting:

The links will be shared a few days before the meeting.

posted by Asabe Shehu Yar'Adua Foundation (ASYARFS) on 2020-11-05 13:16:50
Poverty and its types

Poverty is an economic state where people are experiencing scarcity or the lack of certain commodities that are required for the lives of humans like money and material things. Poverty is a multifaceted concept inclusive of social, economic, and political elements.

Meaning and ways of measuring poverty internationally

Being poor differs dramatically across countries, experts have had a difficult time establishing concrete terms to discuss it.

Since the publication of its Human Development Report (1997), the United Nations has defined poverty as the "denial of choices and opportunities most basic to human development to lead a long, healthy, creative life and enjoy a decent standard of living, freedom, self-esteem, and the respect of others."


Kindly visit our website for more publications

Poverty and its types

posted by HPLGBT on 2020-11-04 07:54:17
Key populations have suboptimal knowledge of their HIV status.

There are significant gaps in HIV testing among key populations at higher risk of HIV infection, resulting in suboptimal levels of knowledge of their HIV status. HIV testing is a critical gateway to HIV prevention and treatment services. Without knowledge of HIV status, people cannot access life-prolonging HIV treatment services.

Analysis of data from special surveys shows that, on average, about two thirds of sex workers and gay men and other men who have sex with men globally either had taken an HIV test and received the results within the past 12 months or had previously tested positive for HIV—meaning that about one third did not know their HIV status. This testing gap was even larger for people who inject drugs. These surveys are often conducted where key population-friendly services are available and may overstate overall testing coverage.

posted by African Council on Narcotics on 2020-11-03 11:44:53
DRUG DEATHS (Rekpene Bassey, President African Council on Narcotics - ACON)

This video highlights the death of celebrities who died as a result of drug overdose. Anyone hooked on illicit substances could therefore be the next victim. Your best bet is to SAY NO DRUGS & YES TO LIFE!!!

Click on the link to watch, share with others and subscribe to our YouTube channel

posted by HPLGBT on 2020-11-02 12:04:28
#DoTheMath #FundingForKeyPopulations


posted by MURNA FOUNDATION on 2020-11-02 10:22:46
Virtual meeting with Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) among users and dealers
posted by MURNA FOUNDATION on 2020-11-02 10:16:31
Visits/Meetings to Policy, traditional/religious/community leaders to gain their support on issues of concern in the society
posted by MURNA FOUNDATION on 2020-11-02 10:14:16
Building the capacities of NGOs, Religious/Community leaders, women groups and other stakeholders to make inform choices about their lives.

Skill acquisition programs to people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS/Tuberculosis, Computer training, Vocational training.

Seminars/workshops, media campaign, House to House Search on Tuberculosis, Active Case Findings, Counselling and Support to victims of drugs abuse.

posted by MURNA FOUNDATION on 2020-11-02 09:39:27
As a registered charity, we are committed to delivering a high-quality experience for all those we work with, from individuals using our services to funding organisations and business partners.

We encourage anyone with comments, advice/complaints about our services to contact us.

Ensuring that its staff are aware of the Projects Policy and are clear about their responsibilities when handling, resolving and reporting on Projects

Drawing upon Donors Funding/Partners and feedback to identify how we can improve our services

All of the above and any other rule as may be requested by sponsoring donor, as far as it is not against the Federal Constitution of Nigeria

posted by MURNA FOUNDATION on 2020-11-02 09:31:38

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has compromised civic space and civil liberties in many countries across the global: governments have been taking drastic measures in the name of citizen’s health and this has led to restriction in the ability of the communities to raise their voice and influence decision-making processes

Although the Freedom of Information bill (FOI) was signed into law in 2011, most states have refused to comply with its provisions, citing none domestications by state assemblies as reason for non-compliance.

The unavailability of credible and reliable database of civil society organizations in Katsina State working on expanding civic space and raising awareness on human rights issues is a major challenge in efficient networking among civil societies working to overcome obstacles of shrinking civic space

posted by MURNA FOUNDATION on 2020-11-02 06:41:58
Violence against women and girls
La RIOD celebra su XXII Seminario Iberoamericano sobre Drogas y Cooperación: “Políticas de Drogas y Cohesión Social” durante el mes de noviembre de 2020, en formato virtual, tras su suspensión por motivo de la pandemia generada por la Covid-19.

Las fechas del XXII Seminario son: 5, 10, 12, 17, 19 y 24 de noviembre de 2020.

Accede a toda la información sobre el XXII Seminario aquí:

Para que tanto en América Latina como en España sea posible asistir a las el horario será siempre entre las 16:00 y las 19:00 GMT+1 (horario de España).

¡Les esperamos!

XXII Seminario Iberoamericano sobre Drogas y Cooperación
from 2020-11-05 00:00:00 to 2020-11-24 23:59:00
La RIOD celebra su XXII Seminario Iberoamericano sobre Drogas y Cooperación: “Políticas de Drogas y Cohesión Social” durante el mes de noviembre de 2020, en formato virtual,

Las fechas del XXII Seminario son: 5, 10, 12, 17, 19 y 24 de noviembre de 2020.

Accede a toda la información sobre el XXII Seminario aquí:

RIOD is to celebrate its XXII Ibero-American Seminar on Drugs and Cooperation: "Drugs Policies and Social Cohesion" during the month of November 2020, in virtual format.

The dates of the RIOD XXII Seminar are: 5, 10, 12, 17, 19 and 24 November 2020.

Check the website for more info:

NOTE: Spanish will be the language used throughout the XXII Seminar.

posted by International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) on 2020-10-29 14:13:40
Principles for the responsible legal regulation of cannabis

This Advocacy Note proposes twenty principles that should inform any regulatory framework for cannabis markets, whether for medical or for adult non-medical use.

Read more here:

posted by International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) on 2020-10-29 14:10:04
Cannabis rescheduling: A global introduction

IDPC and TNI offer guidance on WHO's cannabis scheduling recommendations.

posted by John Aikeremiokha on 2020-10-29 14:09:08
John Aikeremiokha
posted by Asabe Shehu Yar'Adua Foundation (ASYARFS) on 2020-10-28 13:34:48
Speak Up Against Child Abuse!!!

Child Abuse has to do with forcefully harassment of child either sexually or morally and so on . It is also common in some part of the world today .Child abuse is wrong as some children face this act right from childhood and even grow up been abused.

Children have been abused and not speaking up either for fear of been beaten or otherwise as many have been abused and they live with the fear of not speaking up even till now .Many children today faced the act of been abused .

posted by Asabe Shehu Yar'Adua Foundation (ASYARFS) on 2020-10-27 18:01:45




posted by Mario Prieto for Dianova International on 2020-10-23 11:07:50
Strongly oriented towards mutual aid, the therapeutic community (TC) model is based on a method that pursues cognitive and behavioural change in the person with addictive disorders, and in which group therapy is a fundamental component.

Dianova in collaboration with Proyecto Hombre_ have written this text where they are presented:

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cannabis and patients with different ailments from anxiety-depression, pain to cancer. Co-founder of the Cannabio-medicinal and Addictions Association La Aldeílla, Currently, he shares his work in Public Health Institutions together with the Vita Sante Medical Center with the aim of accompanying, treating and rehabilitating patients in need of the use of Medicinal Cannabis for your mental and physical well-being.

I am GMAF President and Legal Representative of GMAF, woman, activist, attorney attorney and Human Rights Defender ;. Since 1998 I began to make visible the reality of the places of confinement, first talking about what was happening there and gradually showing that the internal norm of many States made many people live a double sentence - that of the law and health in these places of confinement.

She trained me on International Law - Human Rights and on the reality of groups in social vulnerability, such as women - gender, sexual diversity, HIV-AIDS, prevention of torture, arbitrary detentions and detentions, mothers with babies in confinement.

My activism led me to participate in international events of the UN, OAS, and as organizations that today we articulate actions in a network, today training me in English to be able to take the voice of the reality of what is lived to international spaces and thus generate new proposals on public policies necessary for the global community.

posted by African Council on Narcotics on 2020-10-19 13:55:21
THE HAMMER MENTALITY YOUTH (Rekpene Bassey, President African Council on Narcotics - ACON)

Success in life and genuine wealth do not just happen. You have to work for them, for as the saying goes; there is dignity in labour. Please get yourself something dignifying to do. The hammer mentality is self-destruct.

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posted by Mario Prieto for Dianova International on 2020-10-19 09:45:38
As we celebrate the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October, how far are we really from achieving this objective?

✔️The current situation and the dramatic impact of Covid-19

✔️Women and children are suffering most

✔️The efforts of the Dianova network

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posted by Mario Prieto for Dianova International on 2020-10-19 09:38:07
“The future we want, the United Nations we need”: The UN is called to reinvent itself in order to confront present and future challenges.

- The future we want.

- Global conversation.

- Tackling challenges through cooperation.

- Role of civil society.

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posted by Dalgarno Institute on 2020-10-19 06:30:59
Drug Policy: Building or Demolishing Community Resilience? Changing the Narrative.

Unpacking unhelpful subjective narratives being used to re-frame Drug Policy to unhelpful community ends. Community, family, and particularly children safety, health and well-being should be enhanced, not diminished by Drug Policy interpretations.

“There was never any wording that was spoken to this one way or another, and it’s something we’ll have to address as we see something coming from the federal or provincial levels," he said.

He said the city is hesitant to put any new bylaws into place now, as both consultations and guidelines from the province regarding the management of marijuana are starting later this fall.

“It’s very difficult for municipalities to put out any current zoning info one way or another without having a full breadth of what the legislative changes will be," he said.

Kristen Calis is a reporter with Metroland Media Group’s Durham Region Division. She can be reached at . Follow on Twitter and Facebook


Tiara also believes regulations — ones that consider the needs of all involved — are needed for the successful operation of vaping lounges.

She said she's shared her plans for opening up the lounge with Durham police officers, and has told her local councillors.

Durham Regional Police Const. George Tudos said if the shop were selling marijuana, it would definitely be illegal.

“There’s so many different things that we would have to look into,” he said. “It would be something that would be under our radar, making sure it’s not in contravention of the law. We want to make sure everyone is working within the parameters of the law.”

Kyle Bentley, Pickering’s director of city development and chief building official, said at the time, there is no wording within the city’s zoning bylaws that specifically address permissible uses associated with cannabis.


McLean is skeptical whether the lounge will even be able to operate, and believes the city has to start working on regulations surrounding marijuana.

He said if marijuana becomes legalized as planned, “(a vapour lounge) should be licensed, it should be regulated, it should be in designated areas where it could operate."

He does not believe the lounge suits a plaza, especially in a neighbourhood with families living nearby.

“I have to be the bearer of the bad news for them, but even if it was legal, I’d have a real issue with it," he said. "Even if you want to equate it to a liquor-licensed establishment, there’s regulations on them.”


Marijuana is supposed to be legal in Canada as of next July. Since 2015, medical marijuana users can smoke in many spaces where smoking cigarettes is otherwise banned.

“Medical marijuana you can smoke almost anywhere,” said Tiara. “Still, it’s very frowned upon. From Oshawa to Pickering, there are a lot of medical marijuana patients who have nowhere to go.”

“We’re really trying to follow the law to the best of our ability,” she said.

But it's a difficult area, one on which many seem unclear, as medical marijuana users can light up just about anywhere in Ontario, and legalization legislation is coming down the pipe.

To McLean, the bottom line is smoking weed is not legal in Canada at this time, and he does not feel the lounge is appropriate.

“I think it’s more of a social thing, as opposed to a medicine thing,” he said of the lounge.


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