Tagged: ECOSOC

NEWS: UN: Record 29 Million People Drug-Dependent

The number of people suffering from drug use disorders has increased disproportionally for the first time in six years in 2014, while the number of people who used at least one drug stayed at five per cent of the adult population, according to the annual report prepared by the United Nations.
The World Drug Report 2016, which examines the health impact of using opiates, cocaine, cannabis, amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) and new psychoactive substances (NPS), is an annual publication by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), ahead of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26…

NEWS: UN To Scale Up NCDs Action

ECOSOC adopts resolution for UN to scale up action on NCDs. To accelerate action on Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has adopted a wide-ranging resolution, sending a strong message to members of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on NCDs to reflect NCD-related targets of the Sustainable Development Goals in their work in countries…

EVENT: ECOSOC High-Level Political Forum 2015

  High-Level Political Forum in 2015 – Strengthening integration, implementation and review The forum will debate the theme: “Strengthening integration, implementation and review – the HLPF after 2015”. It will be meeting this year under the auspices of ECOSOC. Draft integrated short programme – High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development under the auspices of ECOSOC (2015)… Read more »