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 »
Dianova International and the Vallnord Foundation of Andorra have signed an agreement to implement cooperation initiatives aiming at improving the quality of life of socially at-risk young people. The president of the Vallnord Foundation, Josep María Camp, and the president of Dianova International, José Ángel Muñiz, have signed a cooperative agreement to implement charitable initiatives… Read more »
Dianova Spain honored by spanish red cross for good practices in the treatment and social re-integration of adolescent drug abusers
Nongovernmental organizations are able to establish a mutually profitable cooperative relationship with the UN, through consultative status to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), one of the UN’s main bodies. In order to fulfill its mission more effectively, ECOSOC calls upon the resources offered by NGO’s whose activities and expertise may complement those of the UN.
In concrete terms, consultative status conveys a number of privileges, the principle ones being: attendance at ECOSOC meetings and conferences and those of its subsidiary bodies, the opportunity to submit written statements and, in certain cases, to make oral presentations; participation in UN-led international conferences; and attendance at General Assembly special sessions, as well as at other intergovernmental meetings.