News from WFAD

The Report from the 7th World Forum Against Drugs: Strategic meeting is now available! 

Read the report
At the 2020 Annual Congress of the WFAD, the WFAD 10-year Strategic Plan was adopted. The Strategic plan lays out two key focus areas for the coming ten years: The Rights of the Child and the particular issues of Women and Drug Abuse.

WFAD aims to offer different capacity strenghtening activities on the two areas, and a Gender Working Group has been set up to particularly focus on the issues faced by women within our field.

To plan interventions, support and capacity strenghtening, we ask our members to answer a questionaire which aims to map the needs and wishes of members in regards to the two topics.

The survey takes between 10-20 minutes to answer, the answers will be used to plan and implement actions. Access the survey here.

We thank you for your input!
On June 26th, AYICRIP in partnership with WFAD and ECAD joined hands to commemorate the World Drug Day with a webinar on the UNODC theme: Better knowledge for Better care.

Amy Ronshausen, International President of WFAD opened the webinar, which you can read here. 

We thank all speakers and participants for a wonderful webinar. The recording of which will be made available.


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International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, June 26 2020: Better Knowledge for Better Care
Today on the World Drug Day, not only the World Drug Reports are published but WFAD members across the globe are commemorating the day.

"Addressing the world drug problem requires responses that are based on facts, solidarity and compassion" said UNODC Executive Director Ms Waly.
Read the full statement.
Spread #FactsForSolidarity for a better knowledge and better care. 

On June 26th, African Youths Initiative on Crime Prevention, in partnership with WFAD and ECAD, welcomes you to a one-day seminar in commemoration of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

Theme: Better knowledge for better care
Time: June 26th 2020, 14:00 CEST (Stockholm). Convert time here

Welcome to join us via zoom: Meeting ID: 882 9037 6332, password: 413040. 


Agenda for the World Drug Day

14:00: Arrival

14:00-14:05 - Opening Remarks/Overview of the webinar, Chris Ibe

14:05-14:10 - Brief about WFAD, Regina Mattsson

14:10-14:35 - Achievement of Better Knowledge for Better Care in Post COVID 19 Drug Abuse Campaign; the Role of Prevention, Amy Stanhley Ronshausen

14:25- 14:35 - The Campaign Against Illicit Drug Trafficking in Post COVID 19; the role of partnership between Europe and Africa, Erik Leijonmarck

14:35-14:40 - Effect of Drug Abuse Amongst Pregnant Women; the Nigerian experience, Nkechika Ibe

14:40-14:50 - Self awareness and the ‘accountability tree’, Eniola Joshua Olamide

14:50-15:00 - Member's collaboration; AYICRIP and HTL experience, Tove Karlsson

15:00-15:10 - Drug Abuse Prevention amongst Children; the Smart Club approach, Slim Liden

15:10-15:20 - Q&A

15:20-15:30 - Closing remarks, Felix Iziomoh
 
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Welcome to a Webinar on the Global Impacts of Covid-19!
 
Drug Free America Foundation is partnering with the WFAD to bring together our global partners in drug demand reduction to speak on the impacts of COVID-19 in their region. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from individuals representing at least 15 countries! 

Gloabl Impacts of COVID-10 
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
at 8:00 AM EDT (14:00 CEST)

Participants will gain a better understanding of:
- Global impacts of Covid-19
- Gender specific issues 
- Adapting approaches to prevention, treatment, and recovery related work
- Resources needed to be effective during the Crisis

In order to participate in the Webinar register here.


After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a code and information how to access the Webinar channel ‘Zoom’.

Access the draft agenda here. 

While the initiation of recovery is mostly triggered by individual, psychological change and social triggers, sustaining recovery is more strongly predicted by opportunities provided by the community. It is therefore important to build local communities to support social cohesion. The Webinar invited Professor David Best who provided a theoretical background for recovery cities and the main principals, Alexander Zugic and Boro Goic provided presentations on the practical implementation of the ideas around recovery in the Balkans. The Webinar was introduced by WFAD's Linda Nilsson and moderated by Mulka Nisic. 

See documents and presentations by clicking on each speaker's name. 
On March 1st, 2020, The 7th World Forum Against Drugs was held in Vienna in connection to the 63rd Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND). 
The 7th Forum took form as a strategic meeting highlighting mutual concerns feeding into the CND. Approximately 45 participants from 21 countries, representing each world region, partook in the Forum. 

The Forum highlighted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Human Rights and Prevention, Treatment and Recovery of Youth. Read the summary report here
 
On the 8th of April, WFAD invites all members to take part in a webinar around recovery cities.
 
While the initiation of recovery is mostly triggered by individual, psychological change and social triggers, sustaining recovery is more strongly predicted by opportunities provided by the community. It is therefore important to build local communities to support social cohesion. In this webinar Professor David Best will explain the theoretical background for recovery cities and the main principals. We will also listen to Alexander Zugic and Boro Goic about the practical implementation of the ideas around recovery in the Balkans. The discussions will be led by Mulka Nisic.
 
Time: 13.00 – 14.00 CEST, April 8, 2020
 
In order to participate in the Webinar register here.
After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a code and information how to access the Webinar channel ‘Zoom’.
Last day to register is April 7. Please note that the number of seats are limited.

Read more about the speakers

Read more: Welcome to Webinar on Recovery Cities!

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