National Training Seminar on Drug Prevention Strategy

13 February 2018, Islamabad - A three-day (13-15 February 2018) national training seminar for policy makers on the concepts, principles and standards of the Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) was held in Islamabad. This is the first activity in implementation of the "Training of Prevention Professionals in Pakistan" project funded by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), Department of State. It provides a comprehensive training package covering the main fields and theories of drug prevention, based on scientific research and evidence and an ethical stance on how prevention should be undertaken. Twenty participants from eight Federal and Provincial departments from four provinces of Pakistan, including Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan, participated. Director INL Islamabad Mr. Gregory Schiffer and Officer In-Charge UNODC Mr. Danilo Campisi were present at the opening session. Training was conducted by the experts from the Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section (PTRS) of the UNODC Headquarters in Vienna.