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UNODC and partners from South Eastern Europe unite in the efforts to prevent drug use

UNODC and partners from South Eastern Europe unite in the efforts to prevent drug use

14 March 2017, Vienna, Austria: On the occasion of the 60 th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), UNODC organised a special side event on prevention of drug use articulated in two back to back panels. The first panel was entitled "New Initiative in Prevention: Strengthening the Global Prevention Response" co-sponsored by the governments of Singapore, France and Norway, the UNODC Justice Section and the Vienna and New York NGO Committees.

UNODC participates at the Lions Quest Europe meeting in Finland

UNODC participates at the Lions Quest Europe meeting in Finland

12-15 January 2017, Hyvinkää, Finland: Resulting from the cooperation with the Lions Club International Foundation, UNODC has piloted the Lions Quest Skills for Adolescence programme in the South East European (SEE) region: first in Serbia in 2014, later in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Montenegro. Currently, the outstanding results of the programme are expanding to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The UNODC - Lions Quest "Skills for Adolescence" programme starts working in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The UNODC - Lions Quest "Skills for Adolescence" programme starts working in Bosnia and Herzegovina

5-7 December 2016, Sarajevo, Bosna and Herzegovina: UNODC in partnership with the Lions Clubs International Foundation commenced the programme Lions Quest "Skills for Adolescence" in South East Europe in 2014 starting from Serbia and gradually expanding to Montenegro and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in 2015-16. Following the successful implementation in these countries, further expansion of the programme became possible for Bosnia and Herzegovina starting as of 2017.

UNODC presented the results of Lions Quest "Skills for Adolescence" programme implementation in Montenegro and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

UNODC presented the results of Lions Quest "Skills for Adolescence" programme implementation in Montenegro and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

27 September 2016, Podgorica, Montenegro; 29 September 2016, Skopje, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Resulting from the collaborative efforts of the Lions Clubs International Foundation and UNODC, a drug use prevention programme of the Lions Quest "Skills for Adolescence" was availed in 2014 in the region of South Eastern Europe. The programme was initially conducted in Serbia followed with the expansion in Montenegro and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Lions Quest "Skills for Adolescence" pilot programme proceeded with the implementation in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Montenegro

Lions Quest "Skills for Adolescence" pilot programme proceeded with the implementation in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Montenegro

26-27 May 2016, Skopje, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; 30-31 May 2016, Podgorica, Montenegro: UNODC and the Lions Clubs International Foundation commenced in 2015 the Lions Quest "Skills for adolescence" pilot programme in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Montenegro reaching over 40 elementary schools in both countries. The programme is directly working with 1,604 students of the age group of 10-14 by encouraging the social emotional learning to develop student capacities to address drug use protective factors more efficiently.

Lions Quest "Skills for Adolescence" continues to work with Macedonian and Montenegro schools

Lions Quest "Skills for Adolescence" continues to work with Macedonian and Montenegro schools

21 March 2016, Skopje, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; 23 March, Podgorica, Montenegro: UNODC and the Lions Clubs International Foundation initiated the pilot programme "Skills for Adolescence" in June 2015 in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Montenegro. The programme is currently being implemented in more than 40 elementary schools in the two countries reaching out to over 3,000 students, significantly supporting the expansion of evidence based drug use prevention initiatives in these countries.

UNODC promotes successful collaboration with Lions Clubs International Foundation at the CND side event

UNODC promotes successful collaboration with Lions Clubs International Foundation at the CND side event

18 March 2016, Vienna, Austria: UNODC in collaboration with the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) and the Governments of Serbia, Montenegro and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia held a side event at the margins of the 59 th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs entitled "Piloting a school-based prevention programme in South Eastern Europe: Results from Lions Quest - UNODC collaboration".

Results of the UNODC - Lions Clubs International Foundation pilot "Skills for adolescence" programme presented at the European Union Society for Prevention Research annual meeting

Results of the UNODC - Lions Clubs International Foundation pilot "Skills for adolescence" programme presented at the European Union Society for Prevention Research annual meeting

22-24 October 2015, Ljubljana, Slovenia: UNODC in collaboration with the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has successfully piloted the Lions Quest "Skills for adolescence" programme in the Republic of Serbia in the period of September 2015 - June 2016 in 21 elementary schools in Belgrade. Following the implementation of this programme, informative data was collected as part of the monitoring process, that facilitated siring of interesting assessment on pilot project effectiveness, presented at the annual meeting of the European Society for Prevention Research (EU-SPR) in Slovenia.

UNODC and Lions Clubs International Foundation participate in national consultative meetings on the implementation of Lions Quest "Skills for adolescence" programme

UNODC and Lions Clubs International Foundation participate in national consultative meetings on the implementation of Lions Quest "Skills for adolescence" programme

16 October 2015, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia; 19 October 2015, Podgorica Montenegro:  Following the organization of the inception meeting of the Lions Quest "Skills for adolescence" pilot programme in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, meetings with the national group of experts in the field of drug use prevention were organized in Montenegro and the Republic of Serbia. Meetings were scheduled as a part of the Lions Club International Foundation representative visit to the region of the South Eastern Europe to discus the pilot programme Lions Quest "Skills for adolescence" values and the set objectives, with the group of national experts delegated by the national counterparts.

Lions Quest "Skills for Adolescence" programme advance in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Lions Quest "Skills for Adolescence" programme advance in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

09 - 15 October 2015, Skopje and Kavadarci, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: UNODC and the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) successfully continued piloting the Lions Quest "Skills for Adolescence" program in Kavadarci, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, by organizing the third and fourth training sessions out of a series of five in total. Participants coming from Veles and Kavadarci have proficiently completed the training workshops, thus increasing the current number of educated teachers to 60, taking into account the trained teachers from two previously organized workshops. The teachers nominated for attending the training workshops represent 14 elementary schools from Veles and Kavadarci, where further delivery of the programme is expected in the following academic year.

Lions Quest "Skills for Adolescence" programme initiated in Montenegro as a result of collaborative effort of UNODC and Lions Club International Foundation

Lions Quest "Skills for Adolescence" programme initiated in Montenegro as a result of collaborative effort of UNODC and Lions Club International Foundation

02-04 and 05-07 October 2015, Podgorica, Montenegro: In accordance with the agreed upon plan of the expansion of the UNODC - Lions Clubs International Foundation work in South Eastern Europe, the two agencies have commenced the pilot Lions Quest programme entitled "Skills for Adolescence" in Montenegro.

Montenegro is the third country in the South Eastern European region to benefit from the life skill school based Lions Quest programme "Skills for Adolescence". In Montenegro, the pilot programme is continuing following the successful implementation in the Republic of Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

UNODC and Lions Clubs International Foundation commenced the pilot Lions Quest "Skills for Adolescence" programme in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

UNODC and Lions Clubs International Foundation commenced the pilot Lions Quest "Skills for Adolescence" programme in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

25-27 and 28-30 September 2015, Ohrid, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Lions Clubs International Foundation signed a cooperation agreement last year to pilot the life skill school based programme of the Lions Quest entitled "Skills for Adolescence" in the region of South Eastern Europe. Following the successful implementation of the programme in the Republic of Serbia, the piloting of the programme has been further extended to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in partnership with the country's Ministry of Education and Science.