Red Iberoamericana de ONG´s que trabajan en Drogodependencias (RIOD)
|Type:||NGO working on Drugs|
|Address:||Calle de San Bernardo 97-99 Edificio Colomina, 2da Planta
28015 Madrid, España
|UN Languages:||English, Spanish|
Other:'Human rights, Health'
||RIOD is a Network of Latin American and Spanish Non-Governmental Organizations, well-known for their work in prevention, rehabilitation, research and training in the field of drug abuse.
Its Mission is to promote the strengthening of joint actions with governmental institutions and to create a space of discussion and encounter for institutions from diverse backgrounds and cultures for the development and improvement of strategies, policies, and programs aimed at the reduction of drug demand.
RIOD's objectives, among others, are to promote the exchange of information, experiences and best practices for the strengthening of its member associations; to organize conferences and seminars; to conduct studies; and to facilitate the design and presentation of projects before International Cooperation Agencies.
Since its creation in 1999, RIOD has organized ten Ibero-American Seminars on Drugs and International Cooperation, with the participation of prestigious professionals and experts from Europe and Latin America, and of the representatives of all its members. Each Seminar, held every year in a different country of the Region or in Spain, revolved around different aspects of the drug issue or provided tools for the improvement of its members' actions and activities.
Subregional meetings were also organized almost every year: drugs and gender; drugs, childhood and street children; drugs and social inclusion; harm reduction, were some of the subjects dealt with.
Several international cooperation programs have been developed and implemented mostly through joint actions among members from different subregions.