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.

April 2024

Agenda

East

  • Review Recommendations 
  • UNODC Continental Perspective on Drug Prevention Recommendations
  • Botswana Presentation
  • Kenya Presentation 
  • Nigeria Presentation

West

  • Review Recommendations 
  • TBD

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