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26 April 2010

The Dark Side of Drug Policies – Scholarships for Journalists

HCLU is now calling for applications to the “The Dark Side of Drug Policies” scholarship for journalists who are prepared to work on an investigative report about a specific problem generated by drug policies in their countries. The aim of the scholarship is raise media awareness on the consequences of drug control policies at the local or national level.
20 April 2010

Italian goverment's position on harm reduction raises opposition among the NGOs

During the negotiations on the EU resolution in view of CND 2010, the Italian government tried to challenge the European wide position on Harm Reduction. This fact has raised a harsh debate between the Italian Drug Policy Department and a group of Italian NGOs. The controversy was reported in the Italian national paper Il Manifesto (article by Salvina Rissa), and Italian NGOs released a statement, available below.
20 April 2010

Become a fan of the new facebook page on Methadone

Welcome to the new Facebook fan page dedicated to methadone. Through this page, we can collaborate with fellow NGOs to create a large group that will attract press attention and engage the public in the struggle around access to OST in many countries, Russia and Scotland being the most pertinent current examples.
20 April 2010

The WOLA-Duke book award for human rights in Latin America - Call for submissions

The Washington Office on Latin America announces the third annual WOLA-Duke Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America for the best current, non-fiction book published in English on human rights, democracy and social justice in contemporary Latin America. The author of the winning book will receive a $1,000 cash prize.
20 April 2010

Заявление НПО: Заявление Евразийской сети снижения вреда и Youth R.I.S.E. в связи с Вопросом 6 на повестке дня (Сокращение спроса на наркотики: положение в области злоупотребления наркотиками в мире)

Заявление НПО: Заявление Евразийской сети снижения вреда и Youth R.I.S.E. в связи с Вопросом 6 на повестке дня (Сокращение спроса на наркотики: положение в области злоупотребления наркотиками в мире). К представлению во время 53 – ей сессии Комиссии по наркотическим средствам в Вене, 11 марта 2010 г. Представлена: Дарией Очерет, член Руководящего комитета ЕССВ.
20 April 2010

NGO statement on behalf of the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network and the Youth R.I.S.E. regarding the Agenda Item 6 of the 2010 CND

This NGO statement was presented on behalf of the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) and the Youth R.I.S.E. regarding Agenda Item 6 ('Drug demand reduction: world situation with regards to drug abuse') of the 53rd Session of the COmmission on Narcotic Drugs, Plenary Meeting, in Vienna on March, 11th 2010. This statement was presented by Ms. Daria Ocheret, Chair of the Steering Committee of EHRN.
13 April 2010

Call for proposals - Drug Policy Networking Space at AIDS 2010 Conference (DEADLINE 30TH APRIL)

IDPC and Transform have been successful in our application for a Drug Policy Networking Zone at the upcoming International AIDS Conference to be held in Vienna from the 18th to 22nd July 2010. There has been agreement that the Drug Policy Networking Zone will be co-located together with the Human Rights and Harm Reduction Networking Zones. We encourage those of you planning to attend the conference to propose activities for the zone relating to your areas of expertise that will be of interest to the AIDS 2010 conference delegates. Please read the attached document carefully and if you wish to make a proposal for activities / display your publications and/or volunteer, please complete the form and email it back to jane@tdpf.org.uk by no later than Friday 30th April 2010.
23 March 2010

NGO Veza Report from the Public Hearing on EU Drug Policy 1998-2007

The main objectives of the Public Hearing were to discuss the 'Report on Global Illicit Drugs Market 1998-2007' and to define the conclusions of the Report that will be brought out by ENDOC during the General UNODC Conference in Vienna. The participants were EU NGO representatives, as well as members of the European Commission and Parliament. This meeting was a unique opportunity for NGO Veza to share ideas and problems regarding drug policy issues with the government representative of the Ministry of Health and the Euro Health Group for three days. This Public Hearing helped NGO Veza to build a bridge of cooperation with the Ministry of Health and therefore with other state institutions competent to help drug users in Serbia.