1. Débat national sur les drogues

    Uruguay – National Debate on Drugs

    05/09/2011

    The Dianova Foundation in Uruguay participated in the first national debate on drugs, held in Montevideo from 29 to 31 August.

    In Uruguay, substance abuse related issues have become more and more extensive in recent years. However, some prominent political and social figures blow the whistle on the overall inadequacy of public responses and call for the implementation of a large national debate that could result in “a new generation of drug policies”.

  2. The Domo Paihuén residential center (Chile)

    Dianova Center Inaugurated in Chile

    01/09/2011

    Source: Pulso Diario, translated from Spanish – Domo Paihuén’s residential center is to be the first treatment facility in Southern Chile (from the Araucania region down to the south) designed specifically for women who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. The center is located in Loncoche, in a beautiful, natural environment where the residents have the opportunity to enroll in a fruitful therapeutic and counseling program.

  3. Esther del Rio & Xavier Agustí

    For Esther and Xavier

    30/08/2011

    Esther and Xavi were Dianova friends and colleagues. They have left us far too quickly and above all, far too soon. Both had participated in the adventure of Dianova since its inception, and both in a high position of responsibility, without ever losing their humanity, their kindness and sense of humor. You will forever remain in our memory.

  4. Dianova Training Center's web site (Portugal)

    Dianova Training Center

    29/08/2011

    In Portugal, Dianova launched a new web site dedicated to online external communications. The site is remarkably user-friendly and displays pages differentiated by specific color codes enabling easy access to relevant information and knowledge – Dianova’s Corporate and News Brief section were developed by Orange-Original Communication and Triangulo Digital. http://formacao.dianova.pt.

  5. RIOD

    Dianova in Spain Becomes a Member of RIOD

    29/07/2011

    During its July 21 General Meeting, the Ibero-American Network of NGOs working in the field of drug dependence (RIOD) approved an application for membership from Dianova in Spain. The RIOD is a nonprofit umbrella organization which main role is to help connect Ibero-American addiction service providers that are working in the fields of substance abuse prevention and treatment, social and professional integration, and vocational training.

  6. Miquel Barceló

    ECOSOC High Level Segment on Education

    28/07/2011

    The Economic and Social Council, which serves as the central UN forum for economic and social issues, held its Substantive Session in Geneva, from 4 to 29 July, 2011. This year’s meeting was dedicated to education and gathered many experts, politicians, government ministers and UN officials.

  7. Coca leaves

    Bolivia to Withdraw from UN Single Convention

    21/07/2011

    Bolivia is set to withdraw from an international narcotics convention in protest at its classification of coca leaves as an illegal drug. President Evo Morales, who is also the leader of one of the country’s main coca producers’ unions, has asked Congress to pass a law that would take Bolivia out of the 1961 United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.

  8. Unveiling ceremony of the Tree of Hope, in Vienna

    Tree of Hope

    11/07/2011

    Vienna, June 27 – Representatives from Dianova, present in the Austrian capital on the occasion of a meeting of the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs, attended the unveiling ceremony of the “Tree of Hope”. They said the ceremony was deeply moving, with several interventions from young people who have adorned the monument with messages, testimonials and photos of friends affected by the plight of drugs.
    We reproduce below a press release initially published on the UNODC web site

  9. Drugs and Brain

    Pharmacological Approaches to Addiction

    30/06/2011

    There are few health problems that generate as much debate and as many different positions as drug addiction, both with the general public and with sector professionals. For the general public, drug addiction is often synonymous with bad habits, decadence, and delinquency.

  10. Call Off the Global Drug War

    Call Off the Global Drug War

    17/06/2011

    “In an extraordinary new initiative announced earlier this month, the Global Commission on Drug Policy has made some courageous and profoundly important recommendations in a report on how to bring more effective control over the illicit drug trade. The commission includes the former presidents or prime ministers of five countries, a former secretary general of… Read more »