22 Mar / Dianova reinforces message at the United Nations CND Session UNODC. Addiction Treatment Works
Dianova reinforces message at the United Nations: Addiction Treatment Works
Took place the 12-16 March in Vienna, Austria, the 61st CND Session UNODC – Commission on Narcotic Drugs – United Nations Office on Crime and Drugs, in which Dianova Portugal attended as participant and speaker at side events on treatment and prevention.
The annual meeting of the CND, UNODC, is an event aimed to Member States, United Nations Agencies and Civil Society organisations (registred at DESA and with Status ECOSOC at the United Nations – Departament of Economic and Social Affairs and Economic Social Council). They debate and approve international drug policies, share best practices and enhance networking opportunities related to drugs, such as.
> drug addiction, prevention – treatment – social reintegration, sustainable development, drug trafficking, money laundry and other drug related issues.
The meeting follows the last UNGASS 2016 special meeting in order to prepare for the next 2019 plan of action. It aims to tackle and address the challenges, barriers and policies and interventions to reduce the drug problem around the world. Namely:
> poverty, empowerment of women, education, criminality, human rights, health, social exclusion, migration, gender equality, economic development.
Dianova contributes to the debate with best practices on Prevention and Addiction Treatment
Dianova Portugal, as member of the VNGOC and Dianova International, attended as Speaker with global results of Dianova network and addiction treatment outcomes of Portugal, Italy, Spain and Chile. This side event “40 Years of Drugs. Drug Addiction and Recovery” was organised by San Patrignano the 12 march and co-sponsored by Dianova.
“The Declaration of Mallorca recognizes therapeutic communities as one of the most effective approaches to treatment and Recovery of people with addictions and their families worldwide”. In Portugal, Quinta das Lapas Therapeutic Community, certified with Quality Management ISO 9001 certifies this statement. Its retention rates oat 3 (80%) and 6 months (51%) are predictors of success of treatment and social reintegration.
Dianova representative attend a diversity of other side events and special events on prevention. Among others:
> “Strengthening the global prevention response: International Standards for Drug Use Prevention second edition, Listen First Campaign and Stronger Families programme”. Dianova has been nominated to prsent the #ListenFirts Dianova campaign in 14 countries.
> and Informal Dialogues between UNODC and VNGOC Civil Society.
Last but not least, attended as member the VNGOC General Assembly in which new Board has been elected, chaired by Jamie Bridge, IPDC, and Lucia Goberna, Dianova International, as Deputy Chairperson, the 15 march.
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