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Youth RISE at the HLM on HIV/AIDS

The United Nations High-Level Meeting (HLM) on HIV/AIDS is an extremely significant event taking place every five years. The HLM includes a wide-variety of meetings and opportunities for both advocacy and learning. The process of the HLM began long before the “official” start date of the High Level Meeting on June 8th, with the 8th…
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Joint Youth Statement on the 2021 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS

The 2021 Youth Working Group for the High-Level Meeting welcomes the adoption of a new Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS. We appreciate and commend the leadership of the Co-Facilitators, Australia and Namibia, in this process. We are disappointed by the efforts of a small number of member states to derail the process and are…
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Job Opportunities

Youth RISE are hiring! We currently have two vacant positions for a Finance Officer and a Project Manager. Deadline for applications for both positions is Wednesday June 16th and applications should be sent to Executive Director Ailish Brennan at ailish@youthrise.org. The Project Manager position will be temporary until the end of the year while the…
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64° Sesión de la Comisión de Estupefacientes. Una mirada desde nuestros IWGs

Editado por Carolina Ahumada La semana del 12 al 16 de abril, se celebró en Viena, Austria la 64° sesión de la Comisión de Estupefacientes organizada por la oficina de de las Naciones Unidas Contra la Droga y el Delito (UNODC) tanto de manera presencial como virtual en el marco de la pandemia de COVID19.…
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64° session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) trough the lens of our IWGs.

Edited by Carolina Ahumada The week of April 12 to 16, the 64th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) was held in Vienna, Austria both in person and online due to the COVID19 pandemic. The 64th session brings together around 1400 participants from…
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Youth RISE is looking for an elearning consultant

Background Youth RISE is currently developing and piloting a multilingual elearning platform. Modules on drug policy, harm reduction and advocacy are currently being piloted. This piece of work will produce modules on public health and human rights issues affecting young people who use drugs and other inadequately served populations.  Tasks: Youth RISE is seeking to…
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Julius Nyanda’s 1st CND

Julius Nyanda joined the International Working Group team at the end of March, as our Uganda representative, just in time to attend this year’s United Nations (UN) Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) as part of Youth RISE’s team. Here is his experience, from an interview with our International Communications Officer, Ruby Lawlor. Have you heard…
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Launch of Special Series on “Young people, drugs and harm reduction”

Youth RISE is partnering with Harm Reduction Journal and Filter for a Special Series on “Young people, drugs and harm reduction”. The series is supported by through the Robert Carr Fund. Details are below: Guest Editors:Dr. Alissa Greer, School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University, CanadaDr. Danya Fast, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, CanadaAngela…
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