During the Sixty-third session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, UNICRI, in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) and the Pompidou Group of
The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) will deliver a Symposium on “Addressing vulnerabilities, increasing access to services: how to mainstream gender into policy and practice of substance use preventio
Recently, UNICRI has broadened the scope of project DAWN, to develop a major outreach activity to address gender-based vulnerability, especially related to drug addiction, and to enhance the protection of vulnerable women worldwide, with the creat
Strengthening the ethical and human rights component of the drug control initiatives is at the basis of the collaboration that UNICRI has established with the Ministry of Health, since 1991 and, more recently, with the Department for Drug Policy o
Addressing gender differences in drug prevention and recovery
The II Plenary Conference of the DAWN Project will present the project's initial results and the latest state of the art in the field of gender and addiction.
UNICRI is participating in the EU-wide project “Addiction and Lifestyles in Contemporary Europe: Reframing Addictions Project (ALICE RAP)”, a five year research project which brings together participants from 43 research institutions in 25 Europea
Turin, Italy, July 2020. UNICRI is implementing a research project aimed at enhancing the role of families in drug use prevention and recovery among adolescents and children. This initiative, carried out with the support of the Department for Antidrug Policies of the Government of Italy, includes research activities in three selected countries: Italy, Lebanon and Tunisia.
Turin, 28 May 2020. Socio-economic conditions, as well as the practical and psychological challenges that families face during difficult times can represent risk factors and fertile ground for the development of drug-related problems among young people. It is therefore critical in such circumstances to pay the proper attention to families, in particular to their specific needs, in order to understand how they can be better supported in reducing the risk factors associated to drug use and to avoid the exacerbation of already complex situations.
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, no clear evidence has emerged of a significant decrease in the supply of drugs at the global level, including in Italy, even after the quarantine was extended to the entire country.
During the Sixty-third session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, UNICRI, in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) and the Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe will organize the side event “Family-oriented policies in drug prevention.” The event will take place on 2 March at the Vienna International Centre (Room M7) from 13:00 to 13:50 and will focus on the policies, practices and interventions that have proven to exert a positive impact on the prevention of drug use within the famil
UNICRI Director Cindy J. Smith at the San Patrignano WeFree Days
The World Award 2016 to Abraham Tekya, Ugandan break-dancer and social visionary
The Ugandan break-dancer and social visionary, Tekya Abraham (known as Abramz) was given the 2016 San Patrignano’s WeFree Award by the Director of UNICRI, Cindy J. Smith on 12 October. The WeFree Award recognizes people who have distinguished themselves with personal and professional commitment to the protection of youth’s rights.
The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) will deliver a Symposium on “Addressing vulnerabilities, increasing access to services: how to mainstream gender into policy and practice of substance use prevention treatment and rehabilitation” at the ”First European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies”, organized by the European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) and the Portuguese Government.
UNICRI supports Governments in the formulation and implementation of monitoring systems, programmes and policies in the drug sector.
Capacity building through the provision of technical assistance has always been at the core of UNICRI’s programmes. Through the provision of high-level expertise and/or training, UNICRI promotes national self-reliance and the development of institutional capabilities to assist in the creation and implementation of sound strategies and concrete intervention programmes.