Over one hundred young adults participated in an innovative prevention program that utilizes a variety of different approaches dedicated to help the participants start thinking about their substance use, especially cannabis use. After about ten groups were organized in close collaboration with agencies working in Terrebonne region (near Montreal), the project was nominated finalist at Terrebonne’s 2010 “Griffon d’Or” awards ceremony.
The WFTC Genoa Institute, has brought together 200 people from the 52 countries represented in the WFTC who are involved with and committed to the work of therapeutic communities as they contribute a response to the global substance misuse and related problems.
This coming October 29th, the National Auditorium of The City of Madrid will host the Santa Cecilia Classical Orchestra for a special concert dedicated to the finest film soundtracks.The concert will help raise funding dedicated to improving the water and electrical supply systems of Dianova’s Las Marias School in Nicaragua.
Dianova’s Las Marias Holistic Educational Center, located in the Managua area of Nicaragua, has received, and accepted, a formal invitation from UNESCO to become affiliated with that organization’s Associated Schools network. As a result, the Las Marias school is now part of “ASPnet” (UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network), which consists of more than 8,500 educational institutions worldwide.
After Dianova in Portugal joined the campaign on June 25th, in Brussels, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Justice, Freedom and Security has appointed the organization in Portugal supervisor of the “EAD” campaign in this country. The EU-led campaign, launched in 2009 in the 27 state members, currently comprises 708 different initiatives.
Appointed in July by the UN Secretary General, Russian diplomat Mr.Yuri Fedotov took office as the new Director of the United Nations Office against Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at the organization’s Headquarters in Vienna (Austria), He also became director of the United Nations Office at Vienna.
Since its inception, the Las Marias Holistic Education Center has placed great emphasis on student sports. In Nicaragua, the latter represents a tool that is particularly appropriate to encouraging personal development and the adequate integration of youth. Las Marias center provided the country with many young sportsmen and sportswomen who have won a number of… Read more »
Santa Lucia Dianova therapeutic center (Madrid region, Spain) implemented a new recycling workshop dedicated to educate young people about sustainable development, a field which is deemed essential for Dianova.Tatiana Toledo, an education assistant who supervises the project, stresses “the importance of educating residents and staff about the importance of recycling and reusing any type of product, equipment, or waste material of any kind in the management of the center’s daily activities.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) introduced the World Drug Report 2010 at the National Press Club in Washington on June 23rd, 2010.
In reviewing the case for the “failure” of the UN’s drug prohibition framework, many groups reiterate some of the classic logic errors of the drug reform movement. Recent events at the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs offered an opportunity for many drug policy groups, including Wood et al.’s (2009) recent article in the Lancet,… Read more »