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Summit against drug legalization

STOCKHOLM The Swedish government has invited representatives from US, Russia, Britain and Italy to a drug summit Sunday to address the legalization movement. The purpose is to coordinate the global fight against drugs.

World Forum back in Stockholm

This Week, May 21-23, The World Forum Against Drugs will once again be arranged in Stockholm. Drug restrictive NGOs and experts will gather, as well as HM Queen Silvia, the U.S. and Russia drug czars and Mexico’s secretary of health.

Report from the UN meeting in Vienna

There is strong interest in the child perspective, reports Per Johansson, secretary of the board in World Federation Against Drugs, from the Commission on Narcotic Drugs meeting in Vienna.

Sweden: protect children against drugs

VIENNA Protecting children against drugs is a human right. A statement by Maria Larsson, Sweden´s Minister for Children, at the CND meeting in Vienna.

UNODC chief twice rewarded

The first ever Nils Bejerot Award for Global Prevention was today given to the UNODC Director Antonio Maria Costa at the conference World Forum Against Drugs in Stockholm. At the same ceremony he also was presented the Moxie Award by the Drug Free America Foundation for his work against drugs.

Speeches at World Forum 2010

Some of the Prominent Guests speeches at World Forum Against Drugs in Stockholm 24-25th of May 2010.

First global strategy on Alcohol adopted

GENEVA The first global strategy for reducing harmful use of alcohol was adopted by the 193 UN-countries on the sixty-third session of World Health Assembly 20th of May.

New alcohol bill raises fears of increased drinking

STOCKHOLM More outlets may be permitted to serve alcohol from this summer if a new alcohol proposal becomes law in Sweden. But public health minister Maria Larsson says the goal is to decrease the consumption of alcohol.

Alcohol on EU agenda in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM An Expert Conference on Alcohol and Health was held in Stockholm in late September. The aim was to raise the alcohol issue in European Union and to intensify the long-term work with the now three years old alcohol strategy in the union.

”Perfect timing for push alcohol issue in EU”

Swedish EU-presidency is a good opportunity to push for reducing the harm caused by alcohol in Europe. It was established at an international alcohol conference in Stockholm.