Past events

  1. 10 Dec

    International conference on drug demand reduction

    From 10/12/2018 to 14/12/2018

    NACADA-ISSUP International conferenceThe NACADA-ISSUP International conference on drug demand reduction will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, with a view to providing a platform for stakeholders to share their experiences in addressing the challenge of alcohol and drug abuse.

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  2. 05 Dec

    CND reconvened 61st session

    From 05/12/2018 to 07/12/2018

    CND reconvened 61st sessionThe reconvened 61st session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs will be devoted to preparations for the ministerial segment to be held during the sixty-second session of the Commission in March 2019.

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  3. 26 Sep

    9th Forum of NGOs in Partnership with UNESCO

    From 26/09/2018 to 27/09/2018

    The Forum of NGOs will take place in Tunis (Tunisia) on 26 and 27 September 2018 on the theme “Another Perspective on Migration” – Migration has now become part of our societies’ daily life, however the deterioting conditions of migrants and the alarming increase in their mortality rate call for new actions to strenghten global solidarity and protect their fundamental rights. Invitation letterPractical information

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  4. 20 Sep

    XVII International EWODOR Symposium

    From 20/09/2018 to 21/09/2018

    Pathways and Challenges to Addiction Recovery: the role of treatment, self-help and other mechanisms of change. Organized by the Ghent University and the drug-free treatment programme De Kiem, the XVII sympositum of the  European Working Group on Drug-oriented Research (EWODOR) will examine the  recovery process, including the pathways that promote such process or the challenges that impede it.  Venue: Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent (Belgium).

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  5. 27 Jun

    Celebration of 20 years of work in the Dianova network

    From 27/06/2018 to 30/06/2018

     

    June 27th – 30th, 2018, Lisbon, Portugal. Dianova organises the “Learning network – Trends and Challenges for 21st century NGOs” symposium and a visit to the Quinta das Lapas therapeutic community in Portugal to commemorate its twentieth anniversary.

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  6. 25 Jun

    7th European Drugs Summer School

    From 25/06/2018 to 06/07/2018

    The University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) and the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) will be joining forces once again next summer to hold the seventh European drugs summer school (EDSS) on ‘Illicit drugs in Europe: demand, supply and public policies’. Registration is now open for the two-week course, which will take place in the Portuguese capital from 25 June to 6 July

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  7. 18 May

    Countering Xenophobia & Discrimination: Voices from the Regions

    From 18/05/2018 to 18/05/2018

    1:15 pm – 2:45 pm – United Nations Headquarters, NY,  conference room 7 – Co-sponsored by the subcommittee on Countering Xenophobia and Fostering Social Inclusion of the NGO Committee on Migration, the event will gather speakers from the International Organization for Migration and representatives from social services, associations for psychology, and research centres on migration. Moderation: S. König-Reis, Dianova International representative to the UN

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  8. 17 May

    Voices of Youth Against Gun Violence

    From 17/05/2018 to 17/05/2018

    #Never Again! Forum supporting the voices of youth against gun violence – Venue: United Nations Headquarters, NY, Room TBC, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm – The NGO Committee on Children’s Rights and the NGO Committee on Mental Health organize this event in partnership with the Mission of Liberia to the UN and cosponsored by Dianova, ATD Fourth World and other organizations. The event will feature youth activists and representatives of Missions at the UN, UN agencies and civil society. Click here to register

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  9. 14 May

    25th Mayors’ Conference and 6th World Forum Against Drugs

    From 14/05/2018 to 15/05/2018

    ECAD and World Federation Against Drugs invite you to the 25th Mayors` Conference and the 6th World Forum Against Drugs in Gothenburg, Sweden – The conference will gather  leading experts in preventing drug use, treating and rehabilitating drug abuse and addiction as well as controlling drug related crime and supply of drugs. Participants will review the best practices for prevention by presenting new and revised international standards for prevention. In addition, the concept of full recovery from addiction will be explored.

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  10. 07 May

    XX Ibero-American Seminar on Drugs and Cooperation

    From 07/05/2018 to 09/05/2018

    “20 years sharing and contributing solutions from civil society” – Venue: Palacio de Cibeles, Madrid (Spain) – The 20th seminar of the Ibero-American Network of NGOs working on Drugs and Addictions (RIOD) will launch a debate on the evolution of the drug phenomenon over the last 20 years focusing, among others, on the analysis of the situation in Spanish-speaking countries, the impact of drug policies in the region and the public policies responses.

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  11. 01 May

    WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence

    From 01/05/2018 to 01/05/2018

    The 40th Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) will be held in May 2018 at the WHO Headquarters, Geneva. The 40th ECDD will be dedicated to carrying out pre-reviews of cannabis and cannabis related substances. (Date to be confirmed) Call for experts

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  12. 23 Apr

    5th International Conference on Behavioral Addictions

    From 23/04/2018 to 25/04/2018

    ICBA conferenceHeld in Cologne, Germany, the 5th International Conference on Behavioral Addictions (ICBA) will provide a unique opportunity to share scientific knowledge on non-substance related addictions ranging from genetic and neurobiological research to psychological and clinical approaches in epidemiological, sociological and anthropological fields.

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  13. 13 Apr

    8th Summit of the Americas

    From 13/04/2018 to 14/04/2018

    The Summits of the Americas are institutionalized gatherings of the heads of state and government of the Western Hemisphere where leaders discuss common policy issues, affirm shared values and commit to concerted actions at the national and regional level to address continuing and new challenges faced in the Americas. The Eighth Summit of the Americas will be held in Lima, Peru.

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  14. 11 Apr

    From the “war on drugs” to regulation of production, trade and use of psychoactive drugs

    From 11/04/2018 to 13/04/2018

    War on drugsThis conference will be held in Paris (France) with the aim to bring together researchers who have done historical and ethnographic research on the modalities and effects of drug regulation and prohibition in the Americas as well as on the social violence related to the war on drugs and the actions taken in response. Read report (in French)

     

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  15. 23 Mar

    CSW62 Special Event – Media Portrayal of Intimate Partner Violence

    From 23/03/2018 to 23/03/2018

    Friday, 23 March 2018, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Church Center for the United Nations, 777 UN Plaza (44th Street and First Avenue), New York City, 2nd Floor Conference Room. The event will feature speakers from the NYC Family Justice Center, Columbia University, and the Albert Einstein/Montefiore Hospital – View Flyer

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  16. 21 Mar

    Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development

    From 21/03/2018 to 23/03/2018

    Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development,The Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development is an annual event held in Bonn (Germany). It is designed to provide a dynamic and interactive space to showcase the latest innovations, tools and approaches to SDG implementation. The 2018 Festival will focus on three core themes: Innovation and disruptive change; Citizen engagement, and; Communicating the SDGs.

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  17. 20 Mar

    ‘Seek, Keep, Treat’ – What does it mean for service provision?

    From 20/03/2018 to 20/03/2018

    Scottish Drugs Forum logoThis conference by Scottish Drugs Forum will to explore the implications of the “Seek, keep and treat” approach, a new drug treatment strategy developed by the Scottish Government. The approach is supposed to address issues identified most recently in Scottish Drugs Forum’s work on reducing drug-related deaths and on the needs of older people with a drug problem. Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow – 10.00 – 16.00

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  18. 19 Mar

    Harm Reduction Academy 2017

    From 19/03/2018 to 13/07/2018

    Harm reduction academyThe Harm Reduction Academy is a global learning, dialogue and skills building course established with the vision to end AIDS and Hepatitis C among people who inject drugs. This year, the Academy will be organizing a 6-month course of which 3 weeks will be dedicated to field visits to Kyiv, Mombasa and Kuala Lumpur. View pdf brochure

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  19. 16 Mar

    CSW62 Special Event – The Role of Education to Achieve Gender Equality

    From 16/03/2018 to 16/03/2018

    A parallel event to the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) – Date and Venue: March 16, 12:30 pm – 4W 43rd Str. Room: Gallery, New York, NY

    Co-organized by Dianova, the Dialogue Institute Southwest and the Pan Pacific and South East Asia Women’s Association (PPSEAWA), the event will address the role of education to achieve gender equality among refugee women in the United States.

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  20. 16 Mar

    CND61 Special Event – Human rights and quality standards in drug treatment

    From 16/03/2018 to 16/03/2018

    A side event to the 61st Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna – This event will explore the many human rights violations related to addiction treatment and how drug policies should help overcome this problem. Friday 16 of March, 1:10 – 2:00 pm. Conference Room M-3 – Coorganized by Dianova, IDPC, RIO, SPYM and sponsored by the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services

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  21. 13 Mar

    CSW62 Special Event – Education for Sustainable Development: a Tool to Empower Rural Women & Girls

    From 13/03/2018 to 13/03/2018

    A side event to the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) – Venue: 4 West 43rd Street, Gallery, New York, NY

    – Education can be a powerful tool to build a more conscious generation of young women and men and to accelerate the establishment of fairer societies, where rural women and girls can have equal opportunities to thrive.

    An event co-organized by Dianova, PPSEAWA, GBCS, Medical Mission Sisters and Peace Boat US

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  22. 13 Mar

    CND61 Special Event – Shedding light on the science of therapeutic communities

    From 13/03/2018 to 13/03/2018

    A side event to the 61st Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna –  “Shedding light on the science of therapeutic communities – reviewing the latest evidence, sharing experiences from different fields and exploring their potential”. Tuesday, 13th March. 2.20-3.50 pm. Conference Room M7. Organized by the Governments of Greece and Spain, Dianova, Association Proyecto Hombre, KETHEA and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

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  23. 12 Mar

    61st Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

    From 12/03/2018 to 16/03/2018

    CND logoThe 61st Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will be held in Vienna, Austria – after reviewing and analysing the global drug situation, this United Nations commission is in charge of taking action through resolutions and decisions. As in previous years, side events can be organized by NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC. Applications should be made by submitting this application form to the Secretariat to the Governing bodies from 2 January to 19 January 2018

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  24. 12 Mar

    62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

    From 12/03/2018 to 23/03/2018

    The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) will take place at the United nations Headquarters in New York with representatives of member states, UN entities  and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world. The priority theme of the session will be: Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls

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  25. 12 Mar

    CND61 Special Event – 40 Years of Drugs, Drug Addiction and Recovery

    From 12/03/2018 to 12/03/2018

    A side event to the 61st Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna –  “40 years of drugs, drug addiction and recovery: a balance of the drug situation and its evolution since 1978” – Monday 12 March, 2:20 – 3:10 pm. Conference Room MOE79.

    The event will be organized jointly by the Government of Italy, the San Patrignano Foundation, Dianova International and Recovered Users Network (RUN)

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  26. 01 Mar

    CoNGO 26th General Assembly

    From 01/03/2018 to 03/03/2018

    CoNGO logoThe 26th General Assembly of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO) will be held in Geneva (Switzerland). CoNGO is and independent, international, nonprofit membership association of NGOs dedicated to facilitate NGO participation in the UN debates and decision-making. The 2018 General Assembly will elect a new President and Board.

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  27. 26 Feb

    Eastern Africa Harm Reduction Conference

    From 26/02/2018 to 01/03/2018

    Eastern Africa Harm Reduction ConferenceHosted by KNCO and Partners at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies, this conference will be the first of its kind in the East African region and will bring together all those at the heart of harm reduction. It will be dedicated to sharing knowledge, experience and strategies in HR programming, and to providing inter-sectorial debates to define the value of HR policies in the region and Africa

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  28. 23 Feb

    Sacred Plants in the Americas

    From 23/02/2018 to 25/02/2018

    Sacred Plants in the Americas logoThe international conference “Sacred Plants in the Americas” will be held in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico; it will be dedicated to exploring and discussing aspects related to the diversity of uses of psychoactive plants throughout history, as well as their current use, both in traditional and none-traditional contexts such as scientific research.

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  29. 21 Feb

    CND Intersessional Meeting 2018

    From 21/02/2018 to 21/02/2018

    The First CND Intersessional meeting 2018 will be held on 21 February 2018 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Boardroom D, 4th floor, C-Building of the Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria.

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  30. 05 Feb

    The Future of the Rohingya: Voices of Reason

    From 05/02/2018 to 05/02/2018

    Hosted by the Permanent mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations and the NGO Committee on Migration, a side event to the 56th Session of the Commission on Social Development will take place from 1:15pm to 2:30pm at the UN Headquarters in New York.

    Participants will address the dramatic situation of the Rohingyas, one of the most persecuted minorities in the world.

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  31. 29 Jan

    56th Commission for Social Development

    From 29/01/2018 to 07/02/2018

    56th session for social developmentConference Room 4, United Nations Headquarters – New York. The Commission is the advisory body responsible for the social development pillar of global development. The priority theme for the 2018 policy cycle is: Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all. View draft programme

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  32. 20 Jan

    Women’s March on New York City

    From 20/01/2018 to 20/01/2018

    NOW logoOver the past year, healthcare for millions has been threatened and women, immigrants, LGBTQ+, and people of color have struggled to exercise their rights. Participants in the Women’s March on New York City will raise their voices to demand equality for all and defend their civil rights. As they put it, it’s time to stand up and speak out against the current US administration’s agenda.  More information:  Women’s March Alliance FAQ

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  33. 17 Jan

    20th Bangkok International Symposium on HIV Medicine 2018

    From 17/01/2018 to 19/01/2018

    BIS 2018 logoThe symposium will be held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center; it will provide a review of the management of HIV infection and of the efforts to improve access to therapy in addition to the latest updates on research into HIV treatments and vaccines.

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  34. 11 Jan

    NGO Committee on Migration Monthly Meeting

    From 11/01/2018 to 11/01/2018

    Church Center of the United Nations, New York, 11am. As a member of the Subcommittee on Countering Xenophobia and Promoting Social Inclusion, Dianova is co-organizing the next meeting of the NGO Committee on Migration in New York. With movies screening and debates, the event will promote respect, safety and dignity for refugees and migrants. View flyer

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  35. 11 Jan

    NGO Committee on Mental Health Monthly Meeting

    From 11/01/2018 to 11/01/2018

    NGO Committee on Mental Health logoSalvation Army, New York City – The NGO Committee on Mental Health is a network of professionals and experts promoting mental health at national and international fora, particularly at the United Nations. The meeting will discuss the relations between racism, intolerance and mental health. Dianova has been a member of the Executive Committee of NGO CMH since September 2017. Click here to view flyer

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