GLOBAL: World Federation Against Drugs October Newsletter

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Time to have your say!

In preparation for the high level meeting in March 2019 the Civil Society Task Force needs input from the global civil society. The survey is translated into six UN languages and should be filled out by 31st of October.
Fill out the survey here.
In preparation for the 2016 UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the world drug problem, the CSTF carried out a web-based Global Civil Society Survey in 2015 which was answered by more than 800 organisations from all around the globe. This supplemented a series of regional and thematic consultations held by the CSTF members, and enabled the formation of “CSTF Findings” that were presented to governments and policy makers in New York.

In preparation for the 2019 High-Level Ministerial Segment of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs, the CSTF presents this global civil society consultation. The consultation takes the form of an online survey and has been translated into all six official UN languages for completion by civil society stakeholders around the world.

Please participate in the consultation and fill out the survey by 31 October 2018.
Your input is incredibly valuable to our work and we thank you for your contributions. Please share the consultation as widely as you can.

Guest post on WFAD’s Instagram!

WFAD is currently working making our Instagram into a platform for our members to share their work and best practices. By doing so, member organisations of WFAD have the possibility to guest-post on WFAD’s instagram account for a one-or two-week period. We are hoping to create an account that shows WFAD’s many members and their great work, while opting for prevention and recovery — through creating an easy accessible platform for, and by, our members.

Would you like to be our next guest poster?

Send an email to [email protected] and tell us why your organisation should be guest poster on the WFAD Instagram account.
We look forward to hearing from you!

The 4th National Youth Summit on Drugs and Substance Abuse Prevention

The National Youth Summit on Drugs and Substance Abuse Prevention has is scheduled to take Place on October 30-31st in Abuja, Nigeria, considering the high drug prevalance among Young people. The theme for the summit is tailored for the Nigerian youth and set as:Vulnerability of Youths to Drugs and Substance Abuse in Nigera: Reclaiming the Future.

The Summit intends to bring together 500 youth leaders within the country for the purpose of appraising the role of Young people in the global fight against drug/substance abuse and illicit trafficking. The Summit will be highly interactive and create awareness of the dangers and repercussions associated with young people becoming involved in illicit drug trafficking, drug- and substance abuse. As well as stimulate discussions on possible suggestions on prevention, policy formulation and implementation as it affects young people in the Nigeria.

The Summit will result in a communiqué and position paper on the possible solutions to drug/substance abuse and illicit trafficking in the overall development and wellbeing of young people in Nigeria, which will be submitted to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, National Assembly and other regulatory authorities for the consideration and actions.

DATE: 30th-31st October 2018
VENUE: Former SGF Conference HAll, Federal Secretariat Phase 1, Abuja
TIME: from 9:30 am.

Therapeutic Communities – Global Perspectives

The 27th WTFC World Conference is held in Bangkok, Thailand, between 28/10- 1/11.

“A Conference of international importance and relevance to anyone working in the drug and alcohol therapeutic community and residential treatment sector.”

Read more about the Conference and how to register here.

Starting this autumn, WFAD will hold online Webinars that are accessible to all members. The Webinars will be held by different professionals and discussing themes such as:

  • Prevention
  • Recovery
  • Global Drug Policies

We will send out more detailed information including how to access the webinars shortly, until then, make sure to keep yourself posted via our Facebookand Newsletters.

Intersessionals with the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, Vienna 25-28 September 2018.
On September 25-28th, the Intersessionals with the Commission on Narcotic Drugs were held in Vienna. WFAD President Esbjörn Hörnberg attended. Read Esbjörn’s thoughts on the intersessionals on ourwebsite.
Intersessionals with the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, Vienna 25-28 September 2018.
Diana Joseph Vincent, Director of Fourth Wave Foundation, India and a Board Member of WFAD, speech during the cross-cutting session during the Intersessionals with the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, Vienna 25-28 September 2018.
Read Diana’s speech on our website.

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