Sub-Working Group 3.1

Preventing Drug Use, Strengthen and expand evidence-based prevention activities

Prevention and early intervention strategies can reduce the impact of substance use and related crime and violence. Prevention activities educate and support individuals and communities to prevent the use and misuse of drugs and the development of substance use disorders. This working group will review international prevention tools and systems, evidence-based interventions in all six domains of prevention (community, environment, family, media, school, and workplace), and discuss opportunities for new initiatives related to substance use prevention. Participants should come from all sectors – government, civil society, academia, media, the private sector, justice and law enforcement officials, etc.

June 2024

Agenda

East

Open Discussion on Global Coalition Working Groups

  • Q&A Session questions regarding the Coalition’s next steps, action reports, navigating the website, recommendations, initiatives, etc.   

West

Open Discussion on Global Coalition Working Groups

  • Q&A Session questions regarding the Coalition’s next steps, action reports, navigating the website, recommendations, initiatives, etc.   

April 2024

Agenda

Remote video URL
East SWG 3.1 April
Remote video URL
West SWG 3.1 April

March 2024

At the Mid-Term Coalition Working Group Meeting, Co-Chairs and Sub-Working Group co-chairs presented on the progress of Sub-Working Groups during Phase II: Sharing Best Practices and Models, Identifying Intervention Points, Deliverables and Commitments. Each Working Group reviewed recommended areas of work and began planning for the next stage of the Coalition, Phase IV: Action Planning, Implementation.

Remote video URL
WG 3 [East]: Promoting public health interventions and services
Remote video URL
WG 3 [West]: Promoting public health interventions and services

February 2024

  • European Drug Agency Prevention Initiatives and the e-learning platform PLATO
  • Overview of Environment-based protection
  • Mainstreaming prevention to address stigma and discrimination
Remote video URL
SWG 3.1 [EAST]: Preventing Drug Use | February 28th, 2024 | 7:00 am (Islamabad Time)
Remote video URL
SWG 3.1 [WEST]: Preventing Drug Use | February 21st, 2024 | 7:00 am (Mexico Time)

January 2024

  • Media Prevention
  • Working with Media, Entertainment Industry and Sports Industry to Promote Drug Prevention; Advocacy; Anti-Stigma
  • Global Youth Engagement
Remote video URL
SWG 3.1 East - January - Preventing Drug Use
Remote video URL
SWG 3.1 West - January - Preventing Drug Use

November 2023

  • Prevention Systems Level Assessment
  • Professionalizing the Prevention Workforce: Training and Certification
  • Community-Based Prevention Interventions
Remote video URL
SWG 3.1 East - November - Preventing Drug Use
Remote video URL
SWG 3.1 West - November - Preventing Drug Use

October 2023

  • Framing the Issue
Remote video URL
SWG 3.1 East - October - Preventing Drug Use
Remote video URL
SWG 3.1 West - October - Preventing Drug Use