On 3 and 4 September, Costa Rica will host the 5th Latin American Conference and 1st Central American Conference on Drug Policy, which aims to be a platform for discussion and elaboration of solution-oriented proposals on drug policy. Intercambios Civil Association, as part of the Consortium CONFEDROGAS, promotes this initiative.
Like every year, in March the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will take place in Vienna, where all UN Member States meet to discuss and make decisions on issues related to the global drug control system, the work plan of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB).
Since 2011 Intercambios’ Intervention area carries out, along with the Armstrong Foundation, a work with adolescents in the context of a territorial intervention project in the city of Gonzalez Catan, La Matanza, Buenos Aires. From there, a line of work with adults was developed in order to discuss upbringing practices and collectively build some keys to guide that task.
The Senate and the Chamber of Deputies of the Province of Buenos Aires enacted Law 14580 of adhesion to the National Mental Health Act No. 26657 which establishes the protection of the rights of citizens who have mental health problems and ensure access to services that promote and protect it.
The implementation of the "Prevalence Study on HIV and Treponema pallidum in vulnerable populations in Argentina. Identification of testing patterns, drug use, sexual practices and condom use" began.It aims to estimate HIV and syphilis prevalence among men who have sex with men, transgender men and women, drug users and sex workers using rapid tests as well as laboratory diagnosis, and to assess the acceptability and validity of rapid test use in different sites.
During the Second Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) the Heads of State highlighted in the final statement, the role of citizen participation, as well as committed to work on the issue of drugs.
Asuntos del Sur, an organization that since 2007 dedicates to discuss and investigate scenarios in Latin America, presented the "Study 2013-2014: Drug Policy, reforms and new languages", an annual work on drug policy and public opinion, based on a series of personal interviews with more than 4000 people in 6 countries in the region.
Cape Verde will host the first International Conference on Drugs Policies in the African Portuguese Speaking Countries which aims to strengthen cooperation between governments, international organizations and civil society in the field of drug policy. In this framework, Intercambios Civil Association will participate providing an open community workshop on advocacy.
The changes that occurred in the field of drug policy in the region in recent months are paving the way for the next stages of debate. Not only Uruguay advanced in this regard with the regulation of the cannabis market, but Colorado and Washington liberalized its purchase and consumption.más
Intercambios Civil Association participated and developed dozens of activities contributing to the discussion on Drug Policy at national and international level. All was made possible thanks to collaborators,partner organizations and sponsors. We want to share the achievements with you. We invite you to continue accompanying us.más