1. Nicaragua: a land of lakes and volcanoes

    Responsible Tourism: Traveling in a Different Way

    24/04/2014

    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. 

  2. New psychoactive substances

    New Psychoactive Substances Represent a Clear Danger

    22/04/2014

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

    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. 

  3. Indoor marijuana cultivation

    INCB Annual Report – Regional Highlights: Europe

    16/04/2014

    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

  4. Poppy cultivation in Afghanistan

    “Each dollar spent on prevention and treatment can save up to ten dollars”

    15/04/2014

    Dianova publishes this week some excerpts from The International Narcotics Control Board's Annual Report. The INCB is an independant control organ for the implementation and monitoring of the United Nations drug conventions. The INCB plays a critical role in monitoring enforcement of restrictions on psychtropic drugs, in particular through its annual report.

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

  5. Dianova Joins CoNGO´s Board of Directors

    Dianova Joins CoNGO´s Board of Directors

    10/04/2014

    Dianova International has been elected member of the Board of Directors of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO) for the upcoming three years. Together with Dianova, 19 other NGOs were elected to sit on the board. On behalf of the organization, Dianova representative Ms Elena Goti agreed to the appointment at CoNGO's General Assembly held in New York on 2 April – 4 April, 2014.

  6. Addictions

    For a Comprehensive Public Health Approach to the Addiction Problem

    07/04/2014

    On the occasion of the World Health Day, the Director General of Dianova International points out that it is critical to bridge the differences between medical and psychosocial approaches to build a comprehensive public health approach to substance abuse

    Editorial, by Montse Rafel – The annual session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) drew attention in particular to the need to implement comprehensive, public health approaches to drugs that take account  of the consequences and harms that may arise from certain drug policies which only criminalize the drug users.

  7. Commission on Narcotic Drugs 2014

    Current Debates on Drug Policies at the International Level

    05/04/2014

    The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) is the central drug policy-making body within the United Nations system and as such, it is one of the key actors in countering the drug problem at the global level. The Commission supervises the application of the drug control treaties in force today, monitors the world drug situation, develops strategies on international drug control and recommends measures to combat the world drug problem.

  8. Staff members in Dianova Portugal

    Human Resource Management in Dianova Portugal | the Impact of Assessing the Organizational Climate

    02/04/2014

    When an organization knows how to manage its human resources adequately and to create and maintain an organizational culture, the people working in it tend to become strategic assets. In Dianova, we endeavor to welcome and integrate our employees while helping  each people achieve their full potential and to display initiative and creativity in a supportive and dynamic work environment. We strive to work in this fashion so as to reinforce our intellectual capital and reach our legitimate professional and organizational expectations on an ongoing basis.  

  9. Stop violence

    EU-Funded Project: Preventing Violence in Uruguay

    02/04/2014

    A project co-funded by the European Union: A Social & Emotional Program to Prevent Violence through the Empowerment of Educational & Youth Centers.  A project developed by  Dianova Uruguay and Dianova Spain.

    Dianova will provide educators and teachers in educational and youth centers with a number of emotional and social tools to help them raise awareness of the need to prevent violence for and among young people. The project will be partially funded by the European Union through the European Instrument for Democracy & Human Rights (EIDHR).

  10. La revue Infonova (Dianova Espagne)

    A New Format for the 10th Anniversary of Infonova

    02/04/2014

    Dianova Spain has issued the latest edition of 'Infonova', a publication which was made possible through government support and collaboration, within the context on the National Plan on Drugs (Plan Nacional sobre Drogas), implemented by the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality. The Infonova journal is meant to provide addiction professionals, researchers and the general public with relevant information on the situation and advances in this field.