Dianova in Switzerland

Dianova International is headquartered in Geneva and has been present in Switzerland since its inception, a choice due to the country’s historical neutrality, philanthropy and international orientation

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Our representatives Montse Rafel (left) and Lucía Goberna at WHO Forum on alcohol, drugs and addictive behaviours in Geneva (2019) – Dianova International CC

Presentation

Dianova has special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations; it is also active in international organizations (United Nations, European Union, Organization of American States), and it maintains close relationships with civil society platforms in Vienna, New York and Brussels, among others.

Dianova wants to take part in discussions regarding drug policies within human rights and health and development forums. Our presence in Geneva is therefore critical, since it is home to such entities as the World Health Organisation and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, as well as to many NGO platforms working in these fields.

Lastly, the Conference of Non-Governmental Organisations in Consultative Relations with the United Nations (CoNGO) is also headquartered in Geneva. Through this organization, we try and advocate greater participation of civil society organisations in the United Nations system.

Our Activities in Switzerland

Impact on Sustainable Development Goals and Targets

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1.4 – By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance

3.3 – By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases

3.5 – Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol

3.8 – Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all

3.d – Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks

10.2 – By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status

10.3 – Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in this regard

16.7 – Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels

16.b – Promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development

17.14 – Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development

17.16 – Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries

17.17 – Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships.

Contact Information

  • Address: Dianova International: Chemin des Crêts-de-Pregny 27, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland
  • Email: switzerland@dianova.org