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Τα σημαντικότερα νέα από την 62η Συνεδρίαση της Επιτροπής Ναρκωτικών του ΟΗΕ: Μέρος 1ο

Τη Δευτέρα 18 Μάρτη ξεκίνησε στα κεντρικά του ΟΗΕ στη Βιέννη η 62η συνεδρίαση της Επιτροπής για τα Ναρκωτικά (CND). Στο τέλος της εβδομάδας που προηγήθηκε (14-15 Μαρτίου) είχε πραγματοποιηθεί η Υψηλή Συνδιάσκεψη σε επίπεδο υπουργών/αρχηγών κρατών (HLMS) με την ολοκλήρωση ενός προγράμματος που είχε ψηφιστεί το 2009 με τίτλο “Πολιτική βούληση και σχέδιο δράσης […]

Civil Society Forum on Drugs addresses key recommendations to the HDG on the draft declaration of the 2019 CND Ministerial Segment

From 14-22 March, the annual meeting of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) is organized in Vienna, this year focusing on the assessment of the UN’s 10-year program on drug policy (2009-2019) and the debate on whether or not to adopt a new declaration for the next decade. This session will also decide whether to […]

International Women’s Day: EU Civil Society Forum on Drugs calls for global drug policies that promote & protects the humanrights of women

Οn the occasion of International Women’s Day (ΙWD), celebrated on March 8 every year, the EU Civil Society Forum on Drugs (CSFD) has published recommendations on the importance of promoting gender equality to achieve a balanced approach to the drug phenomenon and calls for global drug policies that promote & protects the humanrights of women. CSFD […]

Drug Consumption Rooms: majority vote for provision allowing their establishment

Today, Thursday 7/3/2019, the legal provision allowing the establishment of Drug Consumption Rooms in Greece was adopted by majority vote (229 ‘in favor’, 32 ‘against’ and 1 ‘present’) in the pleanary session of the Parliament. According to this provision, Article 91 par.3 of the proposed law submitted by the Ministry of Health (“Private Clinics Statutory […]

Greek Parliament set to vote on new bill establishing Supervised Drug Consumption Sites-The contribution of civil society organizations

The debate over the recent draft law entitled “Private Clinics Statutory Framework, Modernization and Reformative recommendations, The National Public Health Organization establishment, the National Institute of Neoplasms and the other provisions establishment” is in the homestretch. The proposed draft bill, submitted by the Health Ministry, includes – among others-  various amendments of the Law 4139/2013 on […]

Human Rights Day: Persons Who Use Drugs Count!

On the occasion of the Human Rights Day (December 10th), organization “Diogenis – Drug Policy Dialogue”, concludes its awareness campaign entitled “Persons Who Use Drugs Count”. This year we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly in 1948. Worldwide, we have seen large-scale abuses of international […]

Press Release: International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) evaluates UN’s 10-year program

The International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) presented today the report “Taking stock: A decade of drug policy – A civil society shadow report” in Vienna today. The findings are a response from the International Consortium, a network of 174 non-governmental organizations around the world, in the failure of  governments and the United Nations Office on […]

Lecture: “Cannabis – Recent Legislative Developments”

In the context of the 16th Panhellenic AIDS and Hepatitis Conference, held on September 27, 2018 in Athens, the director of “Diogenis Drug Policy Dialogue”, Thanasis Apostolou, gave a lecture on: “Cannabis – Recent Legislative Developments” The lecture refers to the history of international cannabis legislation, while presenting new developments for both medicine and recreational […]