Past events

  1. 29 Jun

    European Drugs Summer School 2020

    From 29/06/2020 to 10/07/2020

    ISCTE – Lisbon University Institute (Lisbon, Portugal) – Organized by the European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), this two-week  summer school prepares professionals and students to meet the complex policy challenges that face Europe in the field of drugs. Involving scientific experts from the EMCDDA, but also university professors and policy-makers, it provides a multi-disciplinary and inclusive approach to the study of the drug problem in Europe and beyond.

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  2. 24 Jun

    European Exchange on Health & Homelessness

    From 24/06/2020 to 25/06/2020

    Brussels, Belgium – Organized by FEANTSA, the European Federation of National Organizations Working with the Homeless, the event will support the establishment of integrated approaches on health and homelessness as best practice in service provision. This exchange event addresses homeless service providers, drug use related services, policy makers, cities, and public health experts.

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  3. 24 Jun

    17th Latin American Conference of Therapeutic Communities

    From 24/06/2020 to 26/06/2020

    Venue: Madalosso Restaurant Auditorium, Manoel Ribas Avenue, 5875 – Santa Felicidades, Curitiba, PR, Brazil – This integrated, world-class event will be held in the city of Curitiba, Brazil, during June 24-26, 2020 including the 1st World Federation of Therapeutic Communities (WFTC) Training in Brazil and the 6th Brazilian Congress of Therapeutic Communities (FEBRACT).

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  4. 12 Jun

    Joint CND & CCPCJ Virtual Event

    From 12/06/2020 to 12/06/2020

    Joint CND & CCPCJ Virtual EventVirtual meeting starting at 3:00 p.m. (Vienna time) – The event will commemorate the twenty-fifh anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) and discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting women and girls.

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  5. 12 Jun

    3rd JSWG Meeting on the Impact of COVID-19 in the Americas

    From 12/06/2020 to 12/06/2020

    Impact of Covid in the AmericasOnline meeting, 10:30 am – the Third Meeting of High Authorities of the Joint Summit Working Group (JSWG) on the Impact of COVID-19 in the Americas”  has been postponed. It will now take place on on Friday, June 12, 2020. The meeting will provide an outlook of the effects of the global health crisis on livelihoods, food and agriculture, intra-regional trade, and production chains in the Americas.

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  6. 14 May

    2020 Development Cooperation Forum

    From 14/05/2020 to 15/05/2020

    Venue: United  Nations Headquarters, New York – The Development Cooperation Forum is the principal global platform for policy dialogue on development cooperation. Discussions are reality-based, action-oriented and results-focused. Its objective is to advance the strategic role of development cooperation in achieving sustainable development.

    The Forum is open to all l Member States and engages all stakeholders, including civil society, private sector, Parliamentarians, local authorities, international and regional organizations and development banks.

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  7. 07 May

    Generation Equality Forum 2020

    From 07/05/2020 to 07/07/2020

    The Generation Equality Forum is a civil society–centred, multi-stakeholder, global gathering for gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France. It will be connected in real time across the world through interactive satellite sessions enabled through technology to maximize participation. The Forum will kick-off in Mexico City, Mexico, on 7-8 May 2020 and culminate in Paris, France, on 7-10 July 2020.

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  8. 29 Apr

    Impact of Covid-19 in the Americas

    From 29/04/2020 to 29/04/2020

    Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., place: virtual – a meeting of the Joint Summit Working Group (JSWG) of the Organization of American States will be held to assess the impact of Covid-19 in the Americas and review the actions taken to mitigate the effects of the pandemic in the region.

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  9. 20 Apr

    14th UN Congress on Crime Prevention & Criminal Justice

    From 20/04/2020 to 27/04/2020

    The Fourteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice will be held in Kyoto, Japan – Since 1955, the United Nations congresses on crime prevention and criminal justice have brought together high-level representatives of Governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and criminal justice professionals and scholars, to discuss common concerns, share experiences and seek viable solutions to problems related to crime prevention and criminal justice.

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  10. 01 Apr

    2020 ECOSOC Youth Forum – postponed

    From 01/04/2020 to 02/04/2020

    Venue: United Nations Headquarters in New York – Every year, the ECOSOC Youth Forum provides an opportunity for young people to engage in a dialogue with Member States. They discuss policy frameworks and promote innovative, institutionalised approaches and initiatives for advancing the youth development agenda at national, regional and global levels.

    The ECOSOC Youth Forum 2020 will be guided by the high-level political forum theme on “Accelerated Action and Transformative Pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development“.

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  11. 09 Mar

    64th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

    From 09/03/2020 to 20/03/2020

    Venue: United Nations Headquarters in New York – 2020 is a pivotal year for the accelerated realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, everywhere. The main focus of CSW64 will be on the review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the 23rd special session of the General Assembly.

    Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are invited to attend the session.

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  12. 04 Mar

    The Media, a Key Actor in the Field of Drugs

    From 04/03/2020 to 04/03/2020

    Wednesday, 4 March – from 8 to 8:50 a.m., Vienna International Center, Room M7 – When addressing drug-related news, mass media sources tend to use language and images that reflect negative moral judgments. This feeds a negative and stigmatizing social perception of people with problematic alcohol or drug use. Yet, the media could also play a major role in promoting healthier lifestyles, preventing drug and alcohol misuse, and reducing the stigma experienced by people who use drugs… An event organized by Dianova and sponsored by the Government of Canada, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, the Turkish Green Crescent Society, RIO and Proyecto Hombre

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  13. 04 Mar

    Evidence-Based Treatment as an Integral Part of the Health System

    From 04/03/2020 to 04/03/2020

    A side event to the UN 63rd Commission on Narcotic Drugs – Vienna International Centre, Conference Room BR-A – The UNODC-WHO International Standards for the treatment of drug use disorders encourage all Member States to consider expanding the coverage and improving the quality of drug treatment systems, interventions and policies based on scientific evidence as an integral part of the health system. Event co-organized by the Association Proyecto Hombre, the Government of Spain, Dianova, Green Crescent and the WFTC.

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  14. 03 Mar

    Women & Drugs at the CND 2020

    From 03/03/2020 to 03/03/2020

    Barriers in access to treatment and recovery: issues faced by women living with substance use disorders – United Nations – VIC Conference Room MOE100, 9:10 – 10:00 a.m. – Women living with and affected by addiction are a particularly vulnerable group; they are more likely to be subjected to violence and very few treatment facilities can address their specific needs. This event provides a unique platform to highlight what these needs are while revisiting the demands on the Conventions on ending discrimination against women.

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  15. 02 Mar

    63rd Session of the CND

    From 02/03/2020 to 06/03/2020

    The 63rd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will take place in Vienna, Austria – Programmes of side events are organized during the regular sessions of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. The application period goes from 6 to 17 January 2020 – guidelines for submitting side events applications, and the application form are available here.

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  16. 10 Feb

    58th Session of the Commission for Social Development

    From 10/02/2020 to 19/02/2020

    Venue: United Nations Headquarters, New York (NY – USA), Conference Room 4 – The Commission for Social Development (CSocD58) is the advisory body responsible for the social development pillar of global development. 2020 is a crucial year for the accelerated realization of inclusive societies and reducing inequalities everywhere for people of all ages. This year’s priority theme will be: affordable housing and social protection systems for all to address homelessness.

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  17. 16 Dec

    “Challenging Inequalities”

    From 16/12/2019 to 17/12/2019

    11th International Forum of NGOs in official partnership with Unesco  – Organized by the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee in cooperation with the UNESCO Secretariat, the Forum will take place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, on 16 and 17 December 2019, on the theme “Challenging Inequalities”, with a focus on areas such as youth, income, technology, gender and education.

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  18. 12 Dec

    CND Reconvened 62nd Session

    From 12/12/2019 to 13/12/2019

    The reconvened 62nd session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs will be held at the Vienna International Centre. All organisations in consultative status with ECOSOC are invited to send observers. Organisations wishing to attend need to send an official letter to unodc-sgb@un.org signed by the head of the organization with the names and email address of the participants (maximum 10 participants per NGO) as well as the CND registration form. Registration is open until 6 December 2019 – View provisional agenda

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  19. 05 Dec

    CSFD Event at the European Parliament

    From 05/12/2019 to 05/12/2019

    The Future of European Drug Policy:  5 December 2019, 9:00 – 12:00 – Room PHS 1C51, European Parliament, Brussels – The EU Civil Society Forum on Drugs will organize a seminar for members of the European Parliament. The event will highlight ongoing challenges in drug policy at European and global levels and provide insight into how civil society can assist policy makers and legislators in tackling these issues. View the event’s agenda and briefing paper.

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  20. 19 Nov

    66th Regular Session of CICAD

    From 19/11/2019 to 21/11/2019

    The sixty-sixth regular session of CICAD will be held in Miami, Florida – The draft agenda for the meeting, as well as all other documentation (draft schedule of activities, information bulletin with registration form, reports and presentations) will be posted on CICAD’s Web page in due course.

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  21. 14 Nov

    3rd European Chemsex Forum

    From 14/11/2019 to 16/11/2019

    The 3rd European Chemsex Forum will be a 2 ½  day, multi-disciplinary event, in Paris – Up to 250 participants will participate, across the spectrum of people and professions impacted by ChemSex, including people engaged in ChemSex; public health service users, health workers, researchers and campaigners; policy makers and commissioners; community leaders, volunteers, and members of the community.

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  22. 06 Nov

    International Drug Policy Reform Conference 2019

    From 06/11/2019 to 09/11/2019

    Held in St Louis, MO, United States, the International Drug Policy Reform Conference is a biennial event that brings together people from around the world who believe that the war on drugs must end. Participants will have the opportunity to spend three days interacting with people committed to finding alternatives to the war on drugs while participating in sessions given by leading experts from around the world.

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  23. 28 Oct

    Drug Policy, Diplomacy and Public Health

    From 28/10/2019 to 30/10/2019

    Following the tone for drug policy reform debate set by UNGASS 2016, this three-day course held at the Graduate Institute in Geneva will explore such questions as: the future of UN governance in international drug policy, the contribution of alternative actors to ensure that drug policies improve rather than harm the health and welfare of people, and the role of civil society in the international debate on drug policies.

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  24. 23 Oct

    Lisbon Addictions 2019

    From 23/10/2019 to 25/10/2019

    Lisbon Addictions 2019Leading international experts in the field of addiction science will meet in Lisbon for the Third European conference on addictive behaviours and dependencies. The theme of the conference is ‘The future of addictions: new frontiers for policy, practice and science’.

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  25. 21 Oct

    42nd Expert Committee on Drug Dependence

    From 21/10/2019 to 25/10/2019

    The 42nd Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) will meet in Geneva, Switzerland. The World Health Organization ECDD is mandated by the International Drug Control Conventions to assess the health risks and potential therapeutic use of psychoactive substances. Recommendations are then issued to the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) on whether a substance should be placed under international control or not.

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  26. 01 Oct

    III Formative Congress of Sustainable Development

    From 01/10/2019 to 05/10/2019

    Held in Valladolid (Spain), the III Formative Congress of sustainable Development is a youth initiative that aims bringing to the general public, especially to the youth, an alternative and innovative formation in reality and values to face the era of globalization with an intercultural, multidisciplinary and inclusive vision, in the university framework. This congress will specifically address issues related to the African continent.

    Registration: http://codes.nanouki.com/es/inscripciones

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  27. 23 Sep

    5th CND intersessional meeting

    From 23/09/2019 to 23/09/2019

    The 5th CND intersessional meeting is expected to take place in Vienna (Austria) on 23 September 2019, at 10:00am, in Board Room D, C-Building of the Vienna international Centre.

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  28. 19 Sep

    17th EFTC Conference

    From 19/09/2019 to 20/09/2019

    17th Conference of the European Federation of Therapeutic Communities (EFTC) in Thessaloniki (Greece) – “Everything Flows: Change in the Therapeutic Community for Addiction”. The objective of the conference is to better understand the process of addiction recovery with focus on change that needs to be made in the therapeutic communities for addiction.

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  29. 18 Sep

    Women and Addiction

    From 18/09/2019 to 18/09/2019

    UN Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, 13:30-14:30, room VIII – There are significant gender differences in the motivations and needs that move to addiction, the consequences of abuse and the treatment options. This panel will address the realities of women and addiction from the perspectives of human rights and public health, and link with the dimension of violence.

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  30. 12 Sep

    OAS – Money Laundering & Corruption

    From 12/09/2019 to 12/09/2019

    OAS - Money laundering and corruptionThe objective of the dialogue is to offer a space to provide an updated on the panorama of the evolution of the phenomenon of money laundering and its relationship with corruption investigations, through reflections of national cases in which the OAS and other organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the World Bank have supported.

    The meeting will be held from 8:30 am to 1 pm in the Main Building of the Organization of American States, in the corner of 17th Street and Constitution Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20006, USA.

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  31. 09 Sep

    42nd session of the Human Rights Council

    From 09/09/2019 to 27/09/2019

    The 42nd session of the Human Rights Council will take place in Geneva (Switzerland). During these 3 weeks, a number of topics will be discussed, focusing on Human Rights issues in Sub-saharan Africa and South-East Asia. NGOs in consultative status with the ECOSOC can be accredited to participate in the Human Rights Council’s sessions as Observers.

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  32. 04 Sep

    Fifth Contemporary Drug Problems Conference

    From 04/09/2019 to 06/09/2019

    The conference will be held a the Monash University Prato Centre, in Prato, Italy, near Florence. The conference theme, Rethinking ‘change’, new theories, new topics, new questions, new methods, will address the question of what needs to change and why, an issue of increasing interest to social scientists.

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  33. 31 Aug

    International Overdose Awareness Day 2019

    From 31/08/2019 to 31/08/2019

    The International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event during which local and international organisations host events to promote health, reduce stigma and commemorate those who have been lost to a drug overdose.

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  34. 01 Jul

    International Conference on Drug Prevention, Treatment and Care – Inspiration and Direction

    From 01/07/2019 to 05/07/2019

    Location: Vienna International Centre (Vienna, Austria) – The International Society of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Professionals (ISSUP) will be partnering with UNODC to hold this conference that will gather demand reduction professionals from Europe and around the world for plenary sessions, networking, exhibits, culture and community.

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  35. 25 Jun

    European Drugs Summer School 2019

    From 25/06/2019 to 05/07/2019

    European Drugs Summer SchoolThe University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) and the EMCDDA will be holding the eighth European drugs summer school (EDSS) this year on ‘Illicit drugs in Europe: demand, supply and public policies’. Registration is open for the two-week course, which will take place in the Portuguese capital from 24 June to 5 July.

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  36. 24 Jun

    Geneva Drug Policy Week

    From 24/06/2019 to 28/06/2019

    Geneva is now occupying an important place in the current international debate surrounding drugs and drug policies. The Drug Policy Week aims to connect relevant international and local actors with each other and to promote new synergies between them. Dianova will participate in a panel on “Drugs, gender and stigma”.

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  37. 03 Jun

    Women Deliver 2019 Conference

    From 03/06/2019 to 07/06/2019

    Women Deliver 2019 ConferenceHeld in Vancouver, Canada, the Women Deliver 2019 Conference will be the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women. From keynote to social enterprise pitches, workshops to film festivals, the conference will present many opportunities to engage, gather inspiration, and build a more gender equal world.

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  38. 16 May

    XXI International Conference – Promoting Social & Labour integration

    From 16/05/2019 to 17/05/2019

    XXI International Conference - Proyecto HombreThe 21st Conference of the association Proyecto Hombre will endeavour to promote the exchange of successful transnational experiences and policies in terms of socioprofessional integration of people with addiction problems, in treatment, socially excluded or at risk for social exclusion. Venue: Teatros Luchana, Calle de Luchana 38, 28010 Madrid (Spain).

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  39. 28 Apr

    26th Harm Reduction International Conference

    From 28/04/2019 to 01/05/2019

    Harm reduction internationalOrganized by Harm Reduction International (HRI) and  Agência Piaget para o Desenvolvimento (APDES), the conference will be held in Porto, Portugal. It will be an opportunity to learn about the lessons learned from Portugal’s progressive approach to drug policy and harm reduction. Join the conference for the latest research and debate on drug use, health and human rights.

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  40. 22 Apr

    International Mother Earth Day

    From 22/04/2019 to 22/04/2019

    International Mother Earth Day

    The Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance. They are our home. The commemoration of Mother Earth Day aims to inspire citizens and societies to reconsider how to interact with the natural world and to improve the ethical basis of the relationship between humankind and the Earth in the context of sustainable development.

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  41. 07 Apr

    Dianova Italy participates in the Milano Marathon 2019

    From 07/04/2019 to 07/04/2019

    Milano Marathon 2019Sunday, 7 April – Some 240 runners will wear Dianova’s colours to support a fundraising campaign aimed at funding new reception facilities and vocational training courses, and to say no to the trivialization of drug use. The beneficiaries of Dianova in Italy will also participate in the event and we wish them all a great success!

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  42. 02 Apr

    World Autism Awareness Day

    From 02/04/2019 to 02/04/2019

    World Autism Awareness DayPeople with autism are subject to multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination which limit their enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms. The World Autism Awareness Day focuses on the importance of empowering people with autism and involving them and their representative organizations in policy and decision making to address these challenges.

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  43. 14 Mar

    62nd Session of CND and Ministerial Segment

    From 14/03/2019 to 22/03/2019

    62nd Session of the CNDThe 62nd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs will be held in Vienna (Austria) from 18 to 22 March 2019 (tentative dates) and the High Level Ministerial Segment will precede it, on 14-15 March, 2019. This meeting will be dedicated to examining the implementation of joint commitments to deal with the global drug problem.

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  44. 11 Mar

    CSW63

    From 11/03/2019 to 22/03/2019

    csw63-2019The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Representatives of Member States, UN entities and ECOSOC-accredited NGOs from all regions of the world will attend the commission which priority theme will be:  social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls

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  45. 08 Mar

    International Women’s Day 2019

    From 08/03/2019 to 08/03/2019

    International Women's Day, 8 March“Think equal, build smart, innovate for change” – the theme for the International Women’s Day will focus on innovative ways in which we can advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, , particularly in the areas of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure.

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  46. 01 Mar

    Zero Discrimination Day

    From 01/03/2019 to 01/03/2019

    Zero Discrimination DayDiscrimination is often based on misinformation or fear of the unknown. By reflecting on people in everyday situations, on Zero Discrimination Day, 1 March, UNAIDS is challenging people to recognize where everyday discrimination takes place and to take action to stop it.

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  47. 25 Feb

    CND, 62nd Session – Intersessional Meeting

    From 25/02/2019 to 25/02/2019

    CND 62nd sessionThe second Intersessional meeting of the 62nd session of the Commission of Narcotic Drugs will be held in Vienna. The Draft agenda includes the preparations for the regular 62nd session of the Commission (18-22 March) and the Ministerial Segment of the same session (14-15 March).

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  48. 20 Feb

    World Day of Social Justice

    From 20/02/2019 to 20/02/2019

    Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.

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  49. 06 Feb

    International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

    From 06/02/2019 to 06/02/2019

    Stop female genital mutilationFemale genital mutilations reflect deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women and girls. The practice also violates their rights to health, security and physical integrity, and their right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

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  50. 10 Dec

    International conference on drug demand reduction

    From 10/12/2018 to 14/12/2018

    NACADA-ISSUP International conferenceThe NACADA-ISSUP International conference on drug demand reduction will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, with a view to providing a platform for stakeholders to share their experiences in addressing the challenge of alcohol and drug abuse.

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  51. 05 Dec

    CND reconvened 61st session

    From 05/12/2018 to 07/12/2018

    CND reconvened 61st sessionThe reconvened 61st session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs will be devoted to preparations for the ministerial segment to be held during the sixty-second session of the Commission in March 2019.

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  52. 26 Sep

    9th Forum of NGOs in Partnership with UNESCO

    From 26/09/2018 to 27/09/2018

    The Forum of NGOs will take place in Tunis (Tunisia) on 26 and 27 September 2018 on the theme “Another Perspective on Migration” – Migration has now become part of our societies’ daily life, however the deterioting conditions of migrants and the alarming increase in their mortality rate call for new actions to strenghten global solidarity and protect their fundamental rights. Invitation letterPractical information

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  53. 20 Sep

    XVII International EWODOR Symposium

    From 20/09/2018 to 21/09/2018

    Pathways and Challenges to Addiction Recovery: the role of treatment, self-help and other mechanisms of change. Organized by the Ghent University and the drug-free treatment programme De Kiem, the XVII sympositum of the  European Working Group on Drug-oriented Research (EWODOR) will examine the  recovery process, including the pathways that promote such process or the challenges that impede it.  Venue: Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent (Belgium).

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  54. 27 Jun

    Celebration of 20 years of work in the Dianova network

    From 27/06/2018 to 30/06/2018

     

    June 27th – 30th, 2018, Lisbon, Portugal. Dianova organises the “Learning network – Trends and Challenges for 21st century NGOs” symposium and a visit to the Quinta das Lapas therapeutic community in Portugal to commemorate its twentieth anniversary.

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  55. 25 Jun

    7th European Drugs Summer School

    From 25/06/2018 to 06/07/2018

    The University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) and the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) will be joining forces once again next summer to hold the seventh European drugs summer school (EDSS) on ‘Illicit drugs in Europe: demand, supply and public policies’. Registration is now open for the two-week course, which will take place in the Portuguese capital from 25 June to 6 July

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  56. 18 May

    Countering Xenophobia & Discrimination: Voices from the Regions

    From 18/05/2018 to 18/05/2018

    1:15 pm – 2:45 pm – United Nations Headquarters, NY,  conference room 7 – Co-sponsored by the subcommittee on Countering Xenophobia and Fostering Social Inclusion of the NGO Committee on Migration, the event will gather speakers from the International Organization for Migration and representatives from social services, associations for psychology, and research centres on migration. Moderation: S. König-Reis, Dianova International representative to the UN

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  57. 17 May

    Voices of Youth Against Gun Violence

    From 17/05/2018 to 17/05/2018

    #Never Again! Forum supporting the voices of youth against gun violence – Venue: United Nations Headquarters, NY, Room TBC, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm – The NGO Committee on Children’s Rights and the NGO Committee on Mental Health organize this event in partnership with the Mission of Liberia to the UN and cosponsored by Dianova, ATD Fourth World and other organizations. The event will feature youth activists and representatives of Missions at the UN, UN agencies and civil society. Click here to register

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  58. 14 May

    25th Mayors’ Conference and 6th World Forum Against Drugs

    From 14/05/2018 to 15/05/2018

    ECAD and World Federation Against Drugs invite you to the 25th Mayors` Conference and the 6th World Forum Against Drugs in Gothenburg, Sweden – The conference will gather  leading experts in preventing drug use, treating and rehabilitating drug abuse and addiction as well as controlling drug related crime and supply of drugs. Participants will review the best practices for prevention by presenting new and revised international standards for prevention. In addition, the concept of full recovery from addiction will be explored.

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  59. 07 May

    XX Ibero-American Seminar on Drugs and Cooperation

    From 07/05/2018 to 09/05/2018

    “20 years sharing and contributing solutions from civil society” – Venue: Palacio de Cibeles, Madrid (Spain) – The 20th seminar of the Ibero-American Network of NGOs working on Drugs and Addictions (RIOD) will launch a debate on the evolution of the drug phenomenon over the last 20 years focusing, among others, on the analysis of the situation in Spanish-speaking countries, the impact of drug policies in the region and the public policies responses.

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  60. 01 May

    WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence

    From 01/05/2018 to 01/05/2018

    The 40th Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) will be held in May 2018 at the WHO Headquarters, Geneva. The 40th ECDD will be dedicated to carrying out pre-reviews of cannabis and cannabis related substances. (Date to be confirmed) Call for experts

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  61. 23 Apr

    5th International Conference on Behavioral Addictions

    From 23/04/2018 to 25/04/2018

    ICBA conferenceHeld in Cologne, Germany, the 5th International Conference on Behavioral Addictions (ICBA) will provide a unique opportunity to share scientific knowledge on non-substance related addictions ranging from genetic and neurobiological research to psychological and clinical approaches in epidemiological, sociological and anthropological fields.

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  62. 13 Apr

    8th Summit of the Americas

    From 13/04/2018 to 14/04/2018

    The Summits of the Americas are institutionalized gatherings of the heads of state and government of the Western Hemisphere where leaders discuss common policy issues, affirm shared values and commit to concerted actions at the national and regional level to address continuing and new challenges faced in the Americas. The Eighth Summit of the Americas will be held in Lima, Peru.

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  63. 11 Apr

    From the “war on drugs” to regulation of production, trade and use of psychoactive drugs

    From 11/04/2018 to 13/04/2018

    War on drugsThis conference will be held in Paris (France) with the aim to bring together researchers who have done historical and ethnographic research on the modalities and effects of drug regulation and prohibition in the Americas as well as on the social violence related to the war on drugs and the actions taken in response. Read report (in French)

     

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  64. 23 Mar

    CSW62 Special Event – Media Portrayal of Intimate Partner Violence

    From 23/03/2018 to 23/03/2018

    Friday, 23 March 2018, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Church Center for the United Nations, 777 UN Plaza (44th Street and First Avenue), New York City, 2nd Floor Conference Room. The event will feature speakers from the NYC Family Justice Center, Columbia University, and the Albert Einstein/Montefiore Hospital – View Flyer

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  65. 21 Mar

    Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development

    From 21/03/2018 to 23/03/2018

    Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development,The Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development is an annual event held in Bonn (Germany). It is designed to provide a dynamic and interactive space to showcase the latest innovations, tools and approaches to SDG implementation. The 2018 Festival will focus on three core themes: Innovation and disruptive change; Citizen engagement, and; Communicating the SDGs.

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  66. 20 Mar

    ‘Seek, Keep, Treat’ – What does it mean for service provision?

    From 20/03/2018 to 20/03/2018

    Scottish Drugs Forum logoThis conference by Scottish Drugs Forum will to explore the implications of the “Seek, keep and treat” approach, a new drug treatment strategy developed by the Scottish Government. The approach is supposed to address issues identified most recently in Scottish Drugs Forum’s work on reducing drug-related deaths and on the needs of older people with a drug problem. Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow – 10.00 – 16.00

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  67. 19 Mar

    Harm Reduction Academy 2017

    From 19/03/2018 to 13/07/2018

    Harm reduction academyThe Harm Reduction Academy is a global learning, dialogue and skills building course established with the vision to end AIDS and Hepatitis C among people who inject drugs. This year, the Academy will be organizing a 6-month course of which 3 weeks will be dedicated to field visits to Kyiv, Mombasa and Kuala Lumpur. View pdf brochure

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  68. 16 Mar

    CSW62 Special Event – The Role of Education to Achieve Gender Equality

    From 16/03/2018 to 16/03/2018

    A parallel event to the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) – Date and Venue: March 16, 12:30 pm – 4W 43rd Str. Room: Gallery, New York, NY

    Co-organized by Dianova, the Dialogue Institute Southwest and the Pan Pacific and South East Asia Women’s Association (PPSEAWA), the event will address the role of education to achieve gender equality among refugee women in the United States.

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  69. 16 Mar

    CND61 Special Event – Human rights and quality standards in drug treatment

    From 16/03/2018 to 16/03/2018

    A side event to the 61st Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna – This event will explore the many human rights violations related to addiction treatment and how drug policies should help overcome this problem. Friday 16 of March, 1:10 – 2:00 pm. Conference Room M-3 – Coorganized by Dianova, IDPC, RIO, SPYM and sponsored by the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services

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  70. 13 Mar

    CSW62 Special Event – Education for Sustainable Development: a Tool to Empower Rural Women & Girls

    From 13/03/2018 to 13/03/2018

    A side event to the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) – Venue: 4 West 43rd Street, Gallery, New York, NY

    – Education can be a powerful tool to build a more conscious generation of young women and men and to accelerate the establishment of fairer societies, where rural women and girls can have equal opportunities to thrive.

    An event co-organized by Dianova, PPSEAWA, GBCS, Medical Mission Sisters and Peace Boat US

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  71. 13 Mar

    CND61 Special Event – Shedding light on the science of therapeutic communities

    From 13/03/2018 to 13/03/2018

    A side event to the 61st Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna –  “Shedding light on the science of therapeutic communities – reviewing the latest evidence, sharing experiences from different fields and exploring their potential”. Tuesday, 13th March. 2.20-3.50 pm. Conference Room M7. Organized by the Governments of Greece and Spain, Dianova, Association Proyecto Hombre, KETHEA and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

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  72. 12 Mar

    61st Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

    From 12/03/2018 to 16/03/2018

    CND logoThe 61st Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will be held in Vienna, Austria – after reviewing and analysing the global drug situation, this United Nations commission is in charge of taking action through resolutions and decisions. As in previous years, side events can be organized by NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC. Applications should be made by submitting this application form to the Secretariat to the Governing bodies from 2 January to 19 January 2018

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  73. 12 Mar

    62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

    From 12/03/2018 to 23/03/2018

    The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) will take place at the United nations Headquarters in New York with representatives of member states, UN entities  and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world. The priority theme of the session will be: Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls

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  74. 12 Mar

    CND61 Special Event – 40 Years of Drugs, Drug Addiction and Recovery

    From 12/03/2018 to 12/03/2018

    A side event to the 61st Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna –  “40 years of drugs, drug addiction and recovery: a balance of the drug situation and its evolution since 1978” – Monday 12 March, 2:20 – 3:10 pm. Conference Room MOE79.

    The event will be organized jointly by the Government of Italy, the San Patrignano Foundation, Dianova International and Recovered Users Network (RUN)

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  75. 01 Mar

    CoNGO 26th General Assembly

    From 01/03/2018 to 03/03/2018

    CoNGO logoThe 26th General Assembly of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO) will be held in Geneva (Switzerland). CoNGO is and independent, international, nonprofit membership association of NGOs dedicated to facilitate NGO participation in the UN debates and decision-making. The 2018 General Assembly will elect a new President and Board.

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  76. 26 Feb

    Eastern Africa Harm Reduction Conference

    From 26/02/2018 to 01/03/2018

    Eastern Africa Harm Reduction ConferenceHosted by KNCO and Partners at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies, this conference will be the first of its kind in the East African region and will bring together all those at the heart of harm reduction. It will be dedicated to sharing knowledge, experience and strategies in HR programming, and to providing inter-sectorial debates to define the value of HR policies in the region and Africa

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  77. 23 Feb

    Sacred Plants in the Americas

    From 23/02/2018 to 25/02/2018

    Sacred Plants in the Americas logoThe international conference “Sacred Plants in the Americas” will be held in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico; it will be dedicated to exploring and discussing aspects related to the diversity of uses of psychoactive plants throughout history, as well as their current use, both in traditional and none-traditional contexts such as scientific research.

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  78. 21 Feb

    CND Intersessional Meeting 2018

    From 21/02/2018 to 21/02/2018

    The First CND Intersessional meeting 2018 will be held on 21 February 2018 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Boardroom D, 4th floor, C-Building of the Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria.

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  79. 05 Feb

    The Future of the Rohingya: Voices of Reason

    From 05/02/2018 to 05/02/2018

    Hosted by the Permanent mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations and the NGO Committee on Migration, a side event to the 56th Session of the Commission on Social Development will take place from 1:15pm to 2:30pm at the UN Headquarters in New York.

    Participants will address the dramatic situation of the Rohingyas, one of the most persecuted minorities in the world.

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  80. 29 Jan

    56th Commission for Social Development

    From 29/01/2018 to 07/02/2018

    56th session for social developmentConference Room 4, United Nations Headquarters – New York. The Commission is the advisory body responsible for the social development pillar of global development. The priority theme for the 2018 policy cycle is: Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all. View draft programme

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  81. 20 Jan

    Women’s March on New York City

    From 20/01/2018 to 20/01/2018

    NOW logoOver the past year, healthcare for millions has been threatened and women, immigrants, LGBTQ+, and people of color have struggled to exercise their rights. Participants in the Women’s March on New York City will raise their voices to demand equality for all and defend their civil rights. As they put it, it’s time to stand up and speak out against the current US administration’s agenda.  More information:  Women’s March Alliance FAQ

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  82. 17 Jan

    20th Bangkok International Symposium on HIV Medicine 2018

    From 17/01/2018 to 19/01/2018

    BIS 2018 logoThe symposium will be held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center; it will provide a review of the management of HIV infection and of the efforts to improve access to therapy in addition to the latest updates on research into HIV treatments and vaccines.

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  83. 11 Jan

    NGO Committee on Migration Monthly Meeting

    From 11/01/2018 to 11/01/2018

    Church Center of the United Nations, New York, 11am. As a member of the Subcommittee on Countering Xenophobia and Promoting Social Inclusion, Dianova is co-organizing the next meeting of the NGO Committee on Migration in New York. With movies screening and debates, the event will promote respect, safety and dignity for refugees and migrants. View flyer

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  84. 11 Jan

    NGO Committee on Mental Health Monthly Meeting

    From 11/01/2018 to 11/01/2018

    NGO Committee on Mental Health logoSalvation Army, New York City – The NGO Committee on Mental Health is a network of professionals and experts promoting mental health at national and international fora, particularly at the United Nations. The meeting will discuss the relations between racism, intolerance and mental health. Dianova has been a member of the Executive Committee of NGO CMH since September 2017. Click here to view flyer

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