SI Position Paper: Women and Drugs

The use of the whole spectrum of drugs has become a major source of threat to the health of women and girls. In 2018, an estimated 269 million people worldwide, including women or girls, continued to use drugs including opioids. The restrictions on movement, gatherings and social distancing which were

The Sixty-forth Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

In April 2021, during the 64th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs Vienna, scholars shared their considerable research with their audience during a presentation entitled “Shifting the Needle: The Impact of Global Policy on Women.” The research, which is now part of a book, was just one example of

Our Voice at the UN

This edition follows the activities of SI's United Nations Representatives in Vienna. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), the UN Industrial Development Office (UNIDO) and the UN Convention on Transnational Organised Crime (UNTOC) are all based in Vienna.

Dora Vrdlovec reports from the 28th Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

A blog by Dora Vrdlovec, SI Club Wien Belvedere, Vienna "The 28th Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) met 20 -24 May  at the United Nations (UN), Vienna, to discuss “the responsibility of effective, fair, humane and accountable criminal justice systems in preventing and countering

SI President-Elect speaks at ‘Safeguarding the Environment and Sustainable use of Water Resources’.

ACUNS Vienna-UN Annual Conference 'Implementing the 2030 Agenda: A New Vision for Development – The Contributions of UN Vienna-based Organizations', took place 17-19 January 2017. Hosted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the conference brought together major-stakeholders, including the diplomatic community, academics and civil society organisations

International Round Table on Child Trafficking

by SI UN Rep Vienna Dora Vrdlovec "The Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe IDM, organized the International Round Table Preventing Human Trafficking and Combating Child Trafficking & Exploitation in Europe, supported by the Austrian Federal Ministers for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, for Education and Women,


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