1. Scenarios for the drug problem

    The Drug Problem in the Americas: Scenarios for the Future


    In 2013, the Organization of American States appointed various international experts to review the current situation and outline future solutions to the drug problem in the Americas. The Analytical Report and the Scenarios for the Drug Problem in the Americas 2013-2025 are the two main components of this work. Both reports, which were extensively discussed during the RIOD Seminar in Uruguay, exhibit a great openness to a dialogue on current policies and a willingness to explore nontraditional approaches to the subject. 

  2. cooperation agreement

    XVI Ibero-American Seminar on Drugs & Cooperation


    From 5 to 8 May, representatives from Dianova Spain along with over 60 delegates from a number of Spanish-American social organizations attended the 16th Ibero-American Seminar on Drugs and Cooperation held in Montevideo (Uruguay), the objective of which was to discuss future drug policies in the Americas, with a special focus on the strategy chosen by Uruguay.

  3. Mocktails 2014: Health Ambassadors

    “Mocktails” – Memories of a Night of Fun, 6th Edition


    For the sixth year in a row, Dianova Portugal and Torres Vedras city hall organized "Mocktails 2014", a community-based, health promotion initiative to raise awareness on drug and alcohol-related consequences.  The 2014 edition of the event impacted 5,749 people, an increase of 14% with respect to previous year.

    The "Mocktails 2014" initiative has been held during the week of May 5 to 10, with the collaboration of 41 partners and 44 volunteers operating as "Health Ambassadors"

  4. World Forum Against Drugs

    Opening of the World Forum Against Drugs


    The World Forum Against Drugs (WFAD) opens today May 19 its 4th meeting in Stockholm, Sweden. Since 2009, this is a biennial encounter for people who are working on the field of drug abuse prevention at grass-root, on a voluntary basis, professionally or as policy makers.

    Note: The views expressed by the WFAD do not necessarily represent the views of Dianova International. 

  5. Viña del Mar (Chile)

    Dianova Chile Opens New Facility in Viña del Mar


    Dianova recently opened in Viña del Mar (Chile, Valparaiso region), a new, drug treatment facility approved by Chile's National Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SENDA), a government agency attached to the Chile's Ministry of the Interior and Social Security, responsible for the treatment and social reintegration of people with addiction problems. 

  6. Students and professors, Esther del Rio school

    Dianova Nicaragua Foundation and Education


    Education is a multidirectional process which involves awareness-raising, bonding and socializing; it is also a universal human right. The purpose of Dianova Nicaragua is to contribute to the exercise of this right by implementing educational, inclusive spaces where boys and girls can learn, grow and achieve

  7. Social camp

    Social Camp, at the Core of the Experience


    "Paths are made by walking" – Franz Kafka


    What's in common between climbing artificial walls, performing group exercises, sleeping in a tent in the middle of the wood, spending a day in the midst of nature, building a survival shelter with scavenged materials and practicing mountain bike orienteering in a park? 


    All of them are experiences involving people and situations characterized by action, direct participation and high emotional involvement. Experiencing implies transforming everyday life facts into learning. 

  8. Students at Esther del Rio-Las Marias education center (Nicaragua)

    Promoting the Gender Dimension in Human Development


    Editorial by Montse Rafel – Director of Dianova International

    Giving women and girls the same opportunities as men is not only a moral duty but also a necessity. It is a moral duty, because no one can accept that half of humanity be still relegated to menial tasks under the control of males, as women are in too many countries. It is necessary because only through women's and girls' access to quality education can countries and communities achieve their full development.

  9. Ecstasy is making a comeback, INCB report suggests

    Key Trends in the Control of Precursors


    The INCB Annual Report on Precursors, launched with the INCB Annual Report 2013, identifies the gaps that currently exist in the international framework for the control of precursors, which are the chemicals frequently used in the illicit manufacture of drugs and which the international community has decided to schedule under the 1988 Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances.

  10. The "Double Lion" brand is used by smugglers in Asia

    INCB Annual Report – Regional Highlights: Asia


    Heroin is still a major concern in East and South-East Asia: governments to expand treatment services and demand reduction strategies – Abuse of pharmaceutical preparations in South Asia, governments take action collectively – In West Asia, illicit opium poppy cultivation threatens security.

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