Tagged: Narcotic Drug Policy

BLOG: Contemplations from Egypt: Ancient Wisdom For 21st Century Drug Policy

In this blog post, Tunga reflects about the discussions (and those that were NOT taking place) at the Third Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Specialized Technical Committee on Health, Population and Drug Control (STC-HPDC-3), which he attended for IOGT International in Cairo, Egypt. His contemplations merge ancient Chinese wisdom about health into the 21st century debate about alcohol and other drug policy and control…

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: 2017 WHO Forum On Alcohol, Drugs And Addictive Behaviors

The World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse organizes, for the first time, the global Forum on alcohol, drugs and addictive behaviours (FADAB) with a primary goal to enhance public health actions in these areas by strengthening partnerships and collaboration among public health oriented organizations, networks and institutions in the era of Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (SDG 2030)…

NEWS: Ban: Illicit Drugs Impede Agenda2030

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warns illicit drugs impede sustainable development, calls for every solution to be weighed. Illicit drugs promote violence, impede sustainable development, endanger communities and undermine people’s health, United Nations Secretary-Genera lBan Ki-moon warned, calling on the global community to weigh every option available to confront the issue…

NEWS: Colorado: Marijuana Use High Above Average

A new statewide study funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment found that 13.6% of Colorado adults are regular users of marijuana – almost double the rate (7.4%) of the entire country – which is at 7.4%. One in five marijuana users in the state of Colorado also reported driving after using marijuana…

BLOG: 68th World Congress Since 1851

It will be for the first time ever in our more than 160-year history that we’ll be in Asia – more precisely in Cha Am, Thailand. A truly historic event that the hosts IOGT Thailand and Stop Drink Network are really looking forward to.
We will enjoy a combination of congressional session with seminars and workshops, as well as other kinds of stimulating and inspiring meetings to give every participants a good sense of the breadth and the depth of our worldwide, heart-driven work towards life set free.
And of course we will immerse ourselves in the Thai culture and traditions…