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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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Youth RISE at LEPH 2021

Written by Ruby Lawlor, our International Communications Officer. On Thursday 25th March, Florian and Ruby attended the Sixth International Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health, as moderators of the panel titled; ‘Adverse Childhood Experience/Trauma-Informed Practice: Trauma Infomed Organizations – Current Practice and Future Directions’. The speakers included: Dr Sharon Lambert, School of Applied Psychology,…
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Progress of Online Course in Latin America

Written by Humberto, our IWG from Peru. English Version Humberto is our reprensentative for Peru and current International Working Group Member. He is a member of Latin America for a Sensible Drug Policy, an international organization that seeks to sensitize and inform the population on issues related to psychoactive substances, human rights, and health promotion.…
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Youth RISE Recognizes Zero Discrimination Day

End Discrimination. Promote Peace. What is Zero Discrimination Day? March 1st is globally recognized as Zero Discrimination Day. First observed in 2014, the day came about as a result of UNAIDS’ Zero Discrimination Campaign to highlight the necessity of eliminating stigma and discriminatory policies in order to save lives of those living with HIV/AIDS. Zero…
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