You’re cordially invited to a special side event organized at the 66th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), to celebrate 30 years of the Drug Abuse Prevention Centre (DAPC)'s fundraising efforts in supporting drug use prevention around the world. So, mark your calendars for March 14th (9:10 – 10:00, CET), it will be a hybrid event where online attendance is also possible (link available below).
For three decades, DAPC has actively raised funds to support youth-centred drug prevention activities by non-governmental organisations in low- and middle-income countries. These contributions enabled UNODC to award grants to partners around the world since 1994. Those familiar with the catchphrase of the DAPC Grants Programme will know that this initiative is truly from youth, to youth, for youth. Youth volunteers from DAPC raise funds within their communities, which is utilized to support drug use prevention activities of civil society organisations that work with, and for youth. This approach also empowers young people to take an active role in preventing drug use and promotes community-based prevention efforts.
To commemorate the 30-year milestone, a special side event at the 66th CND is organised, which will be attended by high-level officials of the donor country, UNODC, as well as special speakers from the beneficiary organisations. If you are interested in the DAPC grants, this event will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about the impactful work done by DAPC, and to get a glimpse of how grantees have made positive improvements to their communities with the help of the grants.
We encourage anyone interested to join us for this exciting event on March 14th, in the hopes that it will stimulate ideas on how to work together to prevent drug use and promote healthy and thriving communities.
Link to the event: https://bit.ly/3J7zXTl