Topic: Illicit Drugs

MEMBER NEWS: Swedish IOGT-NTO Movement Criticizes Pension Fund’s Investment in Cannabis Industry

IOGT-NTO has expressed their objection to the recent move by the Swedish Pension Fund AP7 investing in two of the world’s largest cannabis companies. Investment into the two cannabis companies have taken place in funds where about half the Swedish population has holdings. This move was done despite the AP funds’ ethics council recommendation for AP funds to exclude companies which manufacture cannabis products. The investment by AP7 is even more serious as it has transgressed their own ethics… 

NEWS: Chile: President Announces Prevention Initiative

The President of Chile Sebastián Piñera has announced launching of a new prevention initiative in cooperation with Planet Youth. This project named ‘El Plan Elige Vivir sin Drogas’ is in response to the growing harm substance use is causing the youth of the South American region. The goal of the project is to reduce the rates of substance use and abuse among adolescents in all participating municipalities. The project also aims to build a permanent capacity at all levels that support the implementation of the Icelandic Prevention Approach… 

NEWS: New Drug Policy Report: PEOPLE’S VOICE

Drug Policy Futures has launched a brand new report assessing the last ten years of the response to the world drug problem and charting the way ahead for the coming decade.
The report is written by IOGT International President Kristina Sperkova and was made possible by funding from FORUT, the development branch of the Norwegian IOGT movement…

EVENT: Communities Speak

Welcome to a one day conference organized by IOGT International on the margins of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. This much needed event aims to gather communities, community activists and organizations that seek to reduce drug use prevalence through evidence-based prevention and treatment activities rooted in a health and rights-centered approach…

EVENT: CND61 (2018)

Commission on Narcotic Drugs The sixty-first session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND61)will be held at the Vienna International Centre (VIC), Wagramer Strasse 5, 1220 Vienna. The session will open on Monday, March 12, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the Plenary Hall, on the first floor of the M-Building. The Committee of the Whole… Read more »

NEWS: UNAIDS Report Warns About Harmful Masculinities

On December 1, World AIDS Day, UNAIDS has released a new report that warns men are less likely to take an HIV test, less likely to access antiretroviral therapy and more likely to die of AIDS-related illnesses than women.
The new report shows the blind spot in reaching men with HIV services…

BLOG: New Indian Drug Demand Reduction Policy: Towards Good Health?

It is clear that only a comprehensive drug demand reduction policy will allow India to achieve Goal 3 of the 2030 Agenda. With the accelerating NCDs epidemic, alcohol-fueled violence against women, and children being exposed to grave harms associated with alcohol and other drugs the threats to healthy lives and well-being for all are massive…

NEWS: England, UK: Substance Abuse Treatment Cuts

Funding for treatment for alcohol and other drug use disorders has been slashed across England by 16% in four years
The Independent reports exclusively: Local councils forced to reduce financial support by £105m since Government removed ring-fenced budgets for services in 2012/13, figures show. The data has been obtained by leading addiction firm UK Addiction Treatment (UKAT)…