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Welcome to Dianova

Dianova logoDianova is an international NGO with consultative status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), and official partner of UNESCO. The Dianova Network operates in 11 countries across Europe and the Americas, developing innovative programs and projects in the fields of education, youth, addiction prevention and treatment, and in the area of social and community development.

"Prescription Drug Abuse - a Growing Threat to Public Health"

The INCB annual report reveals that prescription drug abuse has become a threat to public health, especially in North America.  It is estimated that in total, more Americans die from prescription drug abuse than cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants and heroin combined

Prescription drug abuse

Prescription drug abuse - a growing threat to public health 

According to information provided by Governments in the region, there were approximately 48,000 drug-related deaths in North America in 2011, representing a mortality rate of 155.8 per million inhabitants aged 15-64, the highest rate in the world. While prevalence rates for the abuse of illicit drugs have remained relatively stable, they continue to exceed global averages.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014 08:50

Responsible Tourism: Traveling in a Different Way

Traveling in a different way, while having as low an impact on the environment as possible while helping local communities thrive.

When traveling, we always leave a trace. We often take for granted that our visits are profitable to host countries, but the reality is that regular tourism sometimes results in considerable damages in these countries.

A tourism that is devoid of respect can disrupt local economies, impacting negatively on the environment and undermining the country's social and cultural fabric. 

Nicaragua: a land of lakes and volcanoes

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:30

New Psychoactive Substances Represent a Clear Danger

New psychoactive substances and other non-scheduled chemicals represent a clear and present danger

New psychoactive substances

As presented in the latest INCB Annual Report for 2013, abuse of new psychoactive substances (NPS) is spreading, with new substances emerging almost daily. Seventy countries reported the appearance of NPS while others reported the appearance of numerous new non-scheduled precursor chemicals for the illicit manufacture of controlled drugs. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 14:55

INCB Annual Report - Regional Highlights: Europe

Indoor marijuana cultivation Extract from the 2013 annual report from the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) - Abuse of narcotic drugs stabilizing at historically high levels - emergence of new psychoactive drugs, mainly sold over the Internet - indoor cannabis cultivation increases - methamphetamine manufacture spreading - high prevalence of injecting drug use in a number of countries

Source : United Nations Information Service (UNIS) and INCB - Dianova International is an NGO accredited to the United Nations Office in Vienna

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 10:10

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