Presentations and Speeches

Effects of Marijuana On Brain, Body & Behavior

Over 111 million Americans have tried it at least once. An estimated 2.4 million Americans used it for the first time in 2012 View material Read summary by Corinne Shea
Nora Volkow

Nora D. Volkow, M.D. is Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health, US. Dr. Volkow’s work has been instrumental in demonstrating that drug addiction is a disease of the human brain. As a research psychiatrist and scientist, Dr. Volkow pioneered the use of brain imaging to investigate the toxic effects and addictive properties of abusable drugs. <... More

THE CONVENTIONS AND THE LEGALIZATION OF THE NON-MEDICAL USE OF DRUGS

Draft intervention by Mr. Raymond Yans at The 21st ECAD Mayors’ Conference / The 4th World Forum Against Drugs in Stockholm, Sweden, 20 May 2014 View material
Raymond Yans

Raymond Yans was the head of the Drug Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1995-1999 and 2003-2007); charged with the national coordination of the ratification and implementation process of the Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971 and the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 1988 (1995-1998). He participated in the launching of t... More

Young people in Africa - What our future holds
-Prevention-

Rogers Kasirye

Rogers Kasirye, Executive Director, Uganda Youth Development Link, board member WFAD. BA in Social work and Social administration and an MA in Human Rights from Makerere University, Kampala. Mr. Kasirye has undertaken several consultancy positions as a technical Coordinator, he is also a consultant with Mentor foundation UK. He is the local expert advisor to UNODC in Eastern Africa and is actively... More

Treatment in and after prison

How do drug treatment and criminal justice system work together in and after prison?

Recovery is more and more becoming the aim of treatment in Europe today. How do we create the broad package of support that results in recovery? View material
Martien Kooyman

Martien Kooyman, MD, Ph.D, psychiatrist and psychotherapist. He was the founder and medical director of several therapeutic communities for addiction and also of treatment centres. He has been lecturer at the Department of Preventive and Social Psychiatry of the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. At present he is, amongst others, Member of the Advisory Council for The Minister of Justice on Prison ... More

From Harm Reduction to Recovery: A Journey in Drug Treatment Policy and Practice

The challenge of ensuring that drug treatment services are focused on recovery.

Recovery is more and more becoming the aim of treatment in Europe today. How do we create the broad package of support that results in recovery? View material
Neil McKeganey

Neil McKeganey BA, MSc, Ph.D. is a sociologist and has carried out research in a wide range of topics related to drugs misuse including undertaking work on pre-teen drug use, on the link between drugs and crime, on the effectiveness of drug enforcement activities, on the effectiveness of drug treatment services and on the impact of drugs policy.

Neil McKeganey is the founding director of t... More

U.S International Drug Policy Priorities
Toward 2016 UNGASS - USA Perspective

The global community prepares for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs in 2016. How can NGOs be involved in the process? View material Read summary by Corinne Shea
Richard J. Baum

Richard Baum has worked since 1997 at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) in various positions. He currently serves as Chief of the six-person International Policy Branch within the Office of Supply Reduction. He coordinates multilateral issues for ONDCP with the United Nations and the Organization of American States and works with a wide variety of international NGOs on... More

How can NGOs and the private sector be involved in the process?

The global community prepares for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs in 2016. How can NGOs be involved in the process? View material Read summary by Corinne Shea
Carmen Masias-Claux

Currently Executive President of the National Commission for Development and a Drug-Free Life – DEVIDA, governing body for the fight against drugs in Peru. Degree in Psychology, M.D. Family Therapy, Ph.D. in Psychology.

Worked at the Information and Education Center for the Prevention of Drug Abuse – CEDRO as Deputy Director and is a founding member of the institution, created in 1986... More

The road to UNGASS 2016

The global community prepares for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs in 2016. How can NGOs be involved in the process? View material Read summary by Corinne Shea
Michel Perron

Michel Perron was re-appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) for another five-year term by the Governor in Council of Canada in November 2012. For more than 12 years, Mr. Perron has passionately championed a national and collaborative approach to prevent and address the impacts of substance abuse.

Working with all levels of government as... More

The Drug Situation in the World: Overview from the NGOs

How are governments and NGOs working to solve multidimensional drug problems in different parts of the world? We focus both on the specific regional challenges and their role in a global context. View material
José Ángel Prado García

Jose Ángel Prado holds an M.D. degree from Universidad Anahuac, with a specialization in General Psychiatry from the Army and Air Force University, Central Military Hospital.

He was also a Hubert Humphrey Fellow on Prevention and Treatment of Addictions at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. He holds a certificate in the treatment of substance abuse from... More

Youth in Europe - a Drug Prevention Programme

How are governments and NGOs working to solve multidimensional drug problems in different parts of the world? We focus on both the specific regional challenges and their role in a global context. View material
Jón Sigfússon

Jón Sigfússon holds a Master of Public Health and Education from the University of Reykjavik, Iceland. Mr. Sigfússon is the current director of Youth in Europe and the Icelandic Centre of Social Research and Analysis (ICSRA), Reykjavik University, Iceland. He has published and lectured extensively “Evidence based policymaking in the field of drug prevention” and “Adolescence Substance Abu... More

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