Past events

  1. 13 Dec

    29th World Conference of Therapeutic Communities

    From 13/12/2024 to 15/12/2024

    29th WFTC World Conference – Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, December 13-15, 2024

    The World Federation of Therapeutic Communities (WFTC) will held its yearly conference in Brazil, with support from the Latin American Federation of TCs, (FLACT) the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Brazilian Federation of TCs. To make an oral or poster presentation, please send in your abstract by 31 July, on the following themes: ethics and human rights in TCs, good practice, public policy and funding of TCs, and prevention programmes.

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  2. 26 Jun

    OAS General Assembly in Paraguay

    From 26/06/2024 to 28/06/2024

    54th regular session of the OAS General Assembly – June 26 – 28, 2024, Asunción, Paraguay (in person)

    The 54th regular session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States will be held under the theme “Integration and Security for the Sustainable Development of the Region”. The main activity planned for civil society and other social actors is the “Dialogue of Heads of Delegation, the Secretary General, the Assistant Secretary General and Representatives of Civil Society Organisations, Workers, the Private Sector and Other Social Actors”.

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  3. 20 Jun

    ChemSex – Webinar by Dianova Portugal

    From 20/06/2024 to 20/06/2024

    Dianova Portugal Organizes Webinar on ChemSex – Thursday 24 June 2024 – 02:30 – 04:00 pm UTC+1

    Dianova Portugal organizes a webinar dedicated to chemsex, this term refers to the use of any combination of drugs such as crystal methamphetamine and/or GHB/GBL before or during sex. Initially practised by men who have sexual relations with other men, chemsex is increasingly common among other people who identify as LGBTQI+ and people who have heterosexual relations – Free of charge, registration required

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  4. 19 Jun

    17th ISSDP Conference

    From 19/06/2024 to 21/06/2024

    17th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP) – 19 – 21 June 2024, Tiotià:ke/Montreal, Canada

    There have been significant shifts in drug policy in recent years. Much of this has been catalysed by the North American drug overdose crisis, which has seen the rise of a multitude of harm reduction responses and programmes. However, the crisis has also seen the application of drug-induced homicide laws and harsher sentencing for those supplying drugs to people having fatally overdosed. ISSDP calls for abstracts of studies seeking to understand how drug markets are currently working.

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  5. 14 Jun

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    From 14/06/2024 to 14/06/2024

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – Spotlight on Older People in Emergencies, Virtual event, Friday 14 June, 4:45 – 6:00 pm CET

    To commemorate the World Elder Abuse Awareness day (#WEAAD 2024), this year’s webinar will focus on emergencies, and explore natural disasters, pandemics, or conflicts that disproportionately impact older persons. The stress and chaos of emergencies can increase the risk of elder abuse, whether physical, emotional, financial, or neglect – Read concept note – click on link below to register

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  6. 12 Jun

    Round Table ‘Generating networks to generate impact’

    From 12/06/2024 to 12/06/2024

    Round Table ‘Generating networks to generate impact’ – 12 June, 4:00 pm CET



    The RIOD Cooperation Commission, with the collaboration of OpenODS and the financial support of the Ministry of Social Rights, Consumption and Agenda 2030, is organising this Round Table with the idea of sharing ideas and experiences between different Ibero-American actors in the framework of the implementation of the Agenda 2030 in the third sector. Click below to register

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  7. 11 Jun

    Launch event: European Drug Report 2024

    From 11/06/2024 to 11/06/2024

    Launch event: European Drug Report 2024 – Online press conference, 11 June 2024 at 10.00 WEST (Lisbon), 11.00 CEST (Brussels)

    How is Europe’s opioid market evolving? What substances are causing the most concern today? How are countries responding to cannabis use? Find out more when the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) launches its European Drug Report 2024: Trends and Developments in a live online press conference

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  8. 04 Jun

    Declaration of Oviedo – Asia-Pacific Hearing

    From 04/06/2024 to 04/06/2024

    Asia-Pacific Hearing on Drug Use Prevention – Civil society consultation in the framework of the Declaration of Oviedo – Tuesday, June 4, 2.00 – 3.30 pm HKT (UTC +8)

    A civil society hearing dedicated to the Asia-Pacific region will be held on June 4 as part of the Declaration of Oviedo. The webinar will be attended by civil society representatives and experts from various countries including India, Bangladesh, Japan, Pakistan, the Maldives, Australia and Malaysia – Click below to register

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  9. 14 May

    Declaration of Oviedo – Americas Hearing

    From 14/05/2024 to 14/05/2024

    Americas Hearing on Drug Use Prevention – Civil society consultation in the framework of the Declaration of Oviedo – Tuesday, May 14, 12:00 – 13:30 pm CLT (UTC -4)

    A civil society hearing dedicated to the American hemisphere will be held on May 14 as part of the Declaration of Oviedo. This global initiative on addiction prevention was launched by international experts to highlight the importance of evidence-based prevention and to strengthen initiatives in this field. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, Spanish and PortugueseClick below to register

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  10. 13 May

    Manifesto for a Progressive EU Drug Policy 2024

    From 13/05/2024 to 13/05/2024

    Manifesto for a Progressive EU Drug Policy 2024 – Launch event: 13 May, 12.00 CET (UTC +2), online

    Ahead of the European Parliament elections, the launch of the 2024 Manifesto for a Progressive EU Drug Policy presents a crucial opportunity to advance a comprehensive and compassionate approach that ensures the well-being and rights of all individuals affected by drug use. On Monday 13 May, join the conversation on the future of EU drug policy with members of the EU Parliament and civil society speakers. Registration: please click below – Download Manifesto in: EN ES FR

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  11. 02 Apr

    Digital Diploma in Leadership for Social Inclusion and Access to Rights

    From 02/04/2024 to 16/05/2024

    Digital Diploma in Leadership for Social Inclusion and Access to Rights – Online, April 2 to May 16, 2024

    Developed by the Department of Social Inclusion (DSI) of SARE/OAS, under the framework of the OAS School of Governance, the Digital Diploma is aimed at members of civil society organizations and other key actors in the social inclusion and human rights agenda. It will take place April 2 to May 16, 2024, however the call to be part of the diploma wil be closed on February 4.

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  12. 28 Mar

    New Training on Compassionate Care

    From 28/03/2024 to 28/03/2024

    CAPSA’s newest training on Compassionate Care – Staying Well While Helping Others – 28 March, 10 am – 12 pm EST, via Zoom

    Join this innovative and evidence-based 2-hour training that will strengthen your ability to practice compassion when caring for others. Uncover false beliefs that contribute to cycles of frustration and fatigue. Gain an understanding of approaches that model health while supporting those you care for by discovering your roadways to compassionate care. Click below to register

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  13. 22 Mar

    CND67 Side Event – The Worldwide Impact of Therapeutic Communities

    From 22/03/2024 to 22/03/2024

    The Worldwide Impact of Therapeutic Communities – CND67 Side Event by the WFTC, 22 March, 13:00 – 13:50 pm CET, In-person event, Room M0E05

    The World Federation of Therapeutic Communities (WFTC) is pleased to share the findings of the 2nd edition of the WFTC Social Report, a joint effort of 301 organizations from 40 countries, who sought to highlight the effort that TCs around the world make daily in search of a better world for those who suffer, directly or indirectly, from the use of drugs

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  14. 22 Mar

    CND67 Side Event – Advances and challenges towards 2029

    From 22/03/2024 to 22/03/2024

    Road to 2029 – A CND67 Side Event: Advances and challenges towards 2029. A special focus on working with vulnerabilities, 22 March, 02:10 pm CET, Room M0E07

    Road to 2029: Civil society working with vulnerabilities on the ground in order to develop people and community-centred drug policies – An event of the Ibero-American Network of NGOs working on drugs and addictions (RIOD) and Intercambios Asociación Civil.

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  15. 22 Mar

    CND67 Side Event – Addressing Substance Use Disorders in Crisis Settings

    From 22/03/2024 to 22/03/2024

    Addressing Substance Use Disorders in Crisis Settings, a CND67 side-event, 22 March, 08:00 – 08:50 CET – Online

    A number of experts working in humanitarian aid, harm reduction and the treatment of substance use disorders will be sharing their experience in these fields at this event.

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  16. 21 Mar

    CND67 Side Event – Mental Health and People Who Use Drugs

    From 21/03/2024 to 21/03/2024

    Mental Health and People Who Use Drugs – A CND67 Side event, 21 March, 9:10 – 10:00, Room MOE07, hybrid format

    Despite growing attention and a lead focus at European level, mental health and the connection with drug use and drug-related harms remains underdiscussed in international fora. This side event seeks to remedy this gap and bring together policymakers, experts, and advocates to discuss what steps need to be taken. Event organized by Dianova on behalf on the Civil Society Forum on Drugs

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  17. 21 Mar

    CND67 Side Event – The Declaration of Oviedo

    From 21/03/2024 to 21/03/2024

    The Declaration of Oviedo: 2024 Global Initiative on Drug Use Prevention – A CND67 Side Event, March 21, 1:00 – 1:50 pm, Room M

    Stemming from the consultation, and with the involvement, of more than 200 experts and 100 country focal points, the Declaration of Oviedo has been adopted as a 2024 global initiative to scale up evidence-based prevention at the forefront of drug policy. The initiative and the ten proposals of the declaration will be presented at this joint side event organized by the Proyecto Hombre association.

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  18. 19 Mar

    CND67 Side Event – Global Position Paper on Recovery

    From 19/03/2024 to 19/03/2024

    A CND67 Side Event – Global Position Paper on Recovery, 19 March, 14:10 – 15:00, United Nations – VIC, Room M3

    Hosted by the Office for Combating Drugs of the Government of Serbia, this pivotal event is a showcase of the unification of voices from organizations, instiutions, and governments dedicated to drug demand reduction. The focal point of the event will be the presentation of a comprehensive Global Position Paper on Recovery exploring the progress in recovery-oriented systems of care and social integration.

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  19. 19 Mar

    CND67 Side Event – Achieving Social and Work Integration for Justice-Involved People

    From 19/03/2024 to 19/03/2024

    Achieving Social and Work Integration for Justice-Involved Individuals with Substance Use Disorders – A CND67 Side event, Tuesday 19 March, 13:00 – 13:50 pm CET – Room M0E79, Vienna International Centre (hybrid format)

    Experts on social integration and recovery practices will examine the many challenges associated with the vocational and social reintegration of justice-involved people with SUD before providing a number of key principles and good practices in this field. Simultaneous translation will be provided in English and Spanish.

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  20. 18 Mar

    CND67 Side Event – Pledge4Action: Ensuring Availability of Essential Medicines

    From 18/03/2024 to 18/03/2024

    Pledge4Action: Ensuring Availability of Essential Medicines, CND67 Side Event, Monday 18 March, 9:10 am CET

    This CND67 side event will focus on ways to ensure adequate availability of internationally controlled essential medicines, and on the resources to support member states, as part of the Pledge4Action initiative proposed by the Chair of the 67th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs to mobilize Member States’ commitment toward impactful actions along the challenges outlined in the 2019 Ministerial Declaration

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  21. 06 Mar

    High-Level Dialogue on the Right to Health

    From 06/03/2024 to 06/03/2024

    High-level dialogue between WHO Director-General and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights – March 6, 12:30 CET

    This dialogue will bring together the WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr Volker Türk to discuss how to realize the right to health for all amidst multiple emergencies from diseases to disasters, to conflict and the climate crisis. Register to join in-person meetingClick button below to join online via Zoom

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  22. 08 Feb

    CSocD62 Side Event: Leave No One Behind!

    From 08/02/2024 to 08/02/2024

    Keeping the Promise: Leave No One Behind! Social Protection Responses to Forcibly Displaced Children – Virtual Event, Commission on Social Development 62 – February 8, 2024, 1:15 pm EST

    Over 40 million children are currently displaced within their own country or elsewhere in the world. Short-term humanitarian programs are not well suited to protect them and there are major gaps in coverage of national protection systems. This issue and the solutions to it will be discussed at this side event during CSocD62 – click below to view flyer and RSVP via Zoom

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  23. 05 Feb

    Human Rights Challenges in Addressing the World Drug Problem

    From 05/02/2024 to 05/02/2024

    Intersessional panel discussion on human rights challenges in addressing and countering all aspects of the world drug problem – 5 February 2024, 10 to 12 am, Room XX, Palais des Nations, Geneva

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    The intersessional panel discussion is aimed at providing space for an inclusive dialogue on human rights challenges in addressing and countering all aspects of the world drug problem, informed by the findings of the report on this issue prepared by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights – Event to be broadcast live

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  24. 01 Feb

    The Challenge of Addressing Addiction and Gender-based Violence in Women

    From 01/02/2024 to 01/02/2024

    The Challenge of Addressing Addiction and Gender-based Violence in Women – Online event, 10:30 – 12:00 (Spanish time) – 9:30 – 11:00 UTC

    The event is part of a new series of AGORA Addictions meetings, organised by the Government Delegation of the National Plan on Drugs (Spain), with participation from experts on gender and addiction. You can follow the event on YouTube or by streaming at the following address – Click below to see flyer

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  25. 29 Jan

    Training for Youth Leaders in Drug Use Prevention

    From 29/01/2024 to 02/02/2024

    Training for Youth Leaders in Drug Use Prevention – January 29 to February 2, 2024 – Pereira, Colombia

    The event is organized by the Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission. Its goal is to build the capacity of youth aged 18 to 26 years, and promote their leadership in drug demand reduction. The curriculum provides them with knowledge, skills, and strategies to develop and implement drug use prevention initiatives in their communities.

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