In reviewing the case for the “failure” of the UN’s drug prohibition framework, many groups reiterate some of the classic logic errors of the drug reform movement. Recent events at the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs offered an opportunity for many drug policy groups, including Wood et al.’s (2009) recent article in the Lancet,… Read more »
Dianova International and the Vallnord Foundation of Andorra have signed an agreement to implement cooperation initiatives aiming at improving the quality of life of socially at-risk young people. The president of the Vallnord Foundation, Josep María Camp, and the president of Dianova International, José Ángel Muñiz, have signed a cooperative agreement to implement charitable initiatives… Read more »
Dianova Spain honored by spanish red cross for good practices in the treatment and social re-integration of adolescent drug abusers
Nongovernmental organizations are able to establish a mutually profitable cooperative relationship with the UN, through consultative status to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), one of the UN’s main bodies. In order to fulfill its mission more effectively, ECOSOC calls upon the resources offered by NGO’s whose activities and expertise may complement those of the UN.
In concrete terms, consultative status conveys a number of privileges, the principle ones being: attendance at ECOSOC meetings and conferences and those of its subsidiary bodies, the opportunity to submit written statements and, in certain cases, to make oral presentations; participation in UN-led international conferences; and attendance at General Assembly special sessions, as well as at other intergovernmental meetings.