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Several policy making support instruments developed in the framework of @ProgramaCOPOLAD will be presented at a Side Event organized by @europeaid. The session, held in the framework of the 60th Commission on Narcotic Drugs @CND_tweets (Vienna, Austria, March 15th at 1:10 pm.), will focus on "COPOLAD: building support tools for evidence-based policy making on drugs". The event will be an opportunity to have an overview of COPOLAD’s contribution to strengthening the implementation of effective policies in CELAC and EU countries. Please, join #COPOLADVienna60CND at Room M3.
@Senda_gob, as the leader for the validation of the quality criteria in Drug Demand Reduction (DDR), will be hosting two working group meetings set-up to perform this exercise for treatment and harm reduction areas. This activity (Santiago, Chile, March 28th – 30th) will gather representatives from 14 Latin American countries, together with the CICAD -@OAS_official@pahowho, @Riod_oficial  and @IDPCnet. At the same time, the National Drug Council of the Ministry of National Security Trinidad & Tobago is leading a working group for the adaptation and validation of the quality criteria for the Caribbean context.
The 2nd COPOLAD II Annual Conference (Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 16th – 17th) will focus on exploring two important challenges for policies on drugs: synthetic drugs and the Internet as a market for illegal selling of drugs. The meeting aims at exploring the current situation of these two key issues, in order to optimize the public responses to the new challenges. In addition, the Annual Conference will provide the opportunity to present updates on the tasks developed so far by the working groups set-up now in the framework of COPOLAD, as well as to agree upon the following steps for the second year of the programme implementation.
We are moving forward, jointly with the ICD-Costa Rica (as the leading country for this activity), CICAD -@OAS_official  and @PNSDgob of Spain, to define the Agenda of the 1st Bi-regional Meeting for the exchange of best practices on "Drugs policies and criminal justice reforms: alternatives to imprisonment for drug-related offences"(San José, Costa Rica, June 27th – 29th).

A new COPOLAD on-line course is now under development: "The Public Health model: Operational implications". The course will be available the second semester of 2017, together with the updated versions of both the "Evidence based prevention" and the "Coordination of health and social services at the Primary Care level". All courses will have Spanish, Portuguese and English versions. Soon we will be approaching countries to initiate the selection of fellowships’ candidates for the regional edition of each course.

We hope this BITS COPOLAD is of your interest and we remind you that all sections bellow are open to your inputs.

Thank you for your attention,

The COPOLAD team
COPOLAD in context
bi-regional & international cooperation
UNODC: COPOLAD at First regional meeting on NPS in the Western Hemisphere held in Colombia +
Mexico: COPOLAD invited to participate at the dialogues for implementing UNGASS recommendations “Towards a new international drug strategy" +
EuropeAid: presents new regional programme EL PAcCTO in Latin America +
Colombia: Minjusticia and the European Union go hand in hand in facing the international struggle against drug trafficking +
Chile / Bolivia: looking for cooperation areas in drugs policies 
Bolivia: First Inter-institutional coordination meeting in the framework of the drug law adaptations +
PREDEM / Colombia: launch campaign "Helping to prevent starts with a click" +
country feedback
Chile: Dr. Patricio Bustos, new National Director (SENDA) +
Germany: Parliament legalizes cannabis for medical consumption 
Argentina: International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) sends National Report  +
Dominican Republic: Promotes the integration of youth in drug prevention  +
Uruguay: Cannabis clubs, prevention and control + 
Mexico: CONADIC encourages youth drug prevention +
Bolivia: CONALTID equips force army thanks to European Union
Uruguay: "Dear Summer" (JND) + 
Chile: "Free-drug summer" (SENDA) +
Peru: "You have control" (DEVIDA) + 
Mexico: "Ask for help" (CONADIC) +
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publications & audio-visual
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Corruption Perceptions Index 2016 | Transparency International
#aCienciaCerca - 05. Drogas y género. Claves para generar nuevas políticas, por Nuria Romo Avilés
Análisis del Consumo de Marihuana en Población Escolar (SEDRONAR)
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European Drug Report 2016: trends and developments in Europe's drug situation
Cooperation projects on drugs policies (SPANISH AUDIO)
Análisis del Consumo de Marihuana en Población Escolar (SEDRONAR)
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Conferencia "Los jóvenes y las adicciones" Dr. Manuel Mondragón y Kalb
Mexico: Conference "Youth and addition" (SPANISH AUDIO)
research papers
  • A policy guide to the state of drug law enforcement research. International Journal of Drug Policy, (2017) ABSTRACT REQUEST TO BIDA
  • Building smart cannabis policy from the science up. International Journal of Drug Policy, (2017) ABSTRACT REQUEST TO BIDA
  • Diffusion of Intervention Effects: The impact of a Family-Based Substance Use Prevention Program on Friends Participants. Journal of Adolescent Health, 57 (2015) 433-440 ABSTRACT PDF
  • From wanting to willing – controlled drug use as a treatment goal. Social Science & Medicine,  176 (2017)  69–76 ABSTRACT PDF
  • Illicit Drugs: Patterns of Use, Dependence, and Contribution to Disease Burden in Developed Countries. International Encyclopedia of Public Health (Second Edition), (2017) 134–145. ABSTRACT PDF
  • New drugs, new directions? Research priorities for new psychoactive substances and human enhancement drugs. International Journal of Drug Policy, 40 (2017) 1-5 ABSTRACT REQUEST TO BIDA
  • Non-violent threats and promises among closed-market drug dealers. International Journal of Drug Policy, 42 (2017) 7–14 ABSTRACT REQUEST TO BIDA
  • Patient-centered Care to Address Barriers for Pregnant Women with Opioid Dependence. Obstetrics & Gynecology Clinics, 44 (2017) 95-107 ABSTRACT PDF 
  • Rethinking ‘flexibilities’ in the international drug control system—Potential, precedents and models for reforms. International Journal of Drug Policy, (2017) In Press, Corrected Proof  ABSTRACT REQUEST TO BIDA
  • Trajectories of cannabis use disorder: risk factors, clinical characteristics and outcomes. Addiction, Volume 112, Issue 2 (2017) 279–287. ABSTRACT REQUEST TO BIDA
job & training
job opportunities
  • Administrative Assistant. OAS (Washington). Deadline: 23rd February. +
  • Internship. Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. (Washington). Deadline: 26th February. +
  • Officer-P03. OAS (Washington). Deadline: 23rd February. +
  • Officer-P04. OAS (Washington). Deadline: 23rd February. +
  • Economic Affairs Officer. ECLAC (Santiago de Chile). Deadline: 26th February. +
  • Intern. Office of the Ombudsman. ECLAC (Santiago de Chile). Deadline: 2nd April. +
  • Intern. Population Affairs. ECLAC (Santiago de Chile). Deadline: 3rd April. +
  • Senior Gender Affairs Officer. UN (New York). Deadline: 16th February. +
  • Project Support Specialist, tobacco control. PAHO (Washington). Deadline: 28th February. +
  • Senior professional on Human Rights. UNDP (Santiago de Chile). Deadline: 20th February. +
  • Technical Assistant on Access to Justice. UNDP (Medellín). Deadline: 13th February. +
  • Programme Manager on Human Rights and Social Dialogue. UNDP (Bogotá). Deadline: 13th February. +
  • Programme Assistant. UNDP (Georgetown). Deadline: 17th February. +
  • Legal advisor on juvenile justice. UNODC (Bogotá). Deadline: 15th February. +
  • Prevention of asset laundering Project Coordinator. UNODC (Bogotá). Deadline: 13th February. +
  • Programme Analyst - Governance & Poverty Reduction. UNDP (Georgetown). Deadline: 19th February. +
  • Operations Officer. DG DEVCO-European Commission. (Tegucigalpa). Deadline: 3rd March. +
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) Attorney. Center for Justice and International Law (Washington). Deadline: 3rd March. +
  • Consultant-evaluation. Asistencia de salud project. Cruz Roja Colombiana. Deadline: 13th February. +
training opportunities
  • Curso sobre Cooperación Sur Sur y Triangular en América LatinaInstituto Universitario de Desarrollo y Cooperación (UCM). 350 EUR. Registration open. [Spanish]. +
  • Lisbon additions 2017. 24th-26th October 2017. Organized by SICAD, the journal Addiction, EMCDDA and the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE). 350 EUR. Early bird registration: 31st March. +
  • Edmundo Granda Ugalde Leaders in International Health Program (LIHP). PAHO. Deadline: 15th February. +
  • Alcohol and Drug Addiction course. Open College UK. £190.00. Registration open. +
  • Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs & Addiction. University of Amsterdam. 1350 € (NIDA Scholarships Available). Application deadline: 15th April. +
  • Curso sobre educación para el desarrollo. Spanish Red Cross Committee. Application deadline: 26th February. [Spanish]. +
  • Intervención en drogodependencia. Fócum. 480 €. Registration Open. [Spanish]. +
  • The addicted brain. Emory University. 46 €. Starts on 20th February. +
  • Basic pharmacology. The Distance Learning Center for Addiction Studies. 90 $. Registration open. +
  • The terminology of addiction. The Distance Learning Center for Addiction Studies. 40 $. Registration open. +
  • Clinical Supervision in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling: Principles, Models, Methods. The Distance Learning Center for Addiction Studies. 247 $. Registration open. +
  • Online Certificates in Addiction Studies. University of South Dakota. Application fee: 35 $. Registration open. +
  • Experto en toxicomanías y alcoholismo. Tratamiento y Técnicas de Deshabituación. INESEM Business School. 420 €. Registration open. [Spanish]. +
  • Master en Prevención e Intervención en Conductas Adictivas. INESEM Business School. 1478 €. Registration open. [Spanish].+
  • Escuela de Familias en la Red: ¿Qué hacer si mi hijo adolescente consume drogas?. Proyecto Hombre Association. Free. Registration open. [Spanish]. +
  • Putting Quality on the Global Health Agenda. 6th April 2017. Organized by McGill University, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Harvard Global Health Institute (Washington). Open registration. Fee: 10$/25$. +
  • "Catalyst Awards”. Johns Hopkins University. Deadline: 31st March. +
  • Training: El cánnabis: la prevención su diagnóstico y el tratamiento. AESED. (Financed by the DGPNSD). 14ª edition. Online. 7th -13th March. [Spanish]. +
  • Saving for Development in Latin America and the Caribbean. 15th February 2017. Organized by the Center for Strategic & International Studies (Washington). +
  • 60th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. 13th-17th March. Organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Registration deadline: 9th March. +
  • Introduction to the Rule of Law. 28th March-4th April 2017. Organized by the Organization of American States (Washington). Open registration. (Scholarships available). +
  • 25th Harm Reduction International Conference. 14th-17th May 2017. (Montréal, Canada) Organized by Harm Reduction International. Pricing structure. Open registration. +
  • The 10th International Conference on Nightlife, substance abuse and related health issues. 24th-26th May 2017. Organized by The Health Club. Early Bird fee: 225 €. Early bird registration deadline: 10th March. +
tool box
The Healthy Nightlife Toolbox (HNT) is an international initiative that focuses on the reduction of harm from alcohol and drug use among young people.
BITS COPOLAD does not include opinion articles. The contents are selected based on criteria of objectivity, timeliness and proportionality. The inclusion of a content in BITS COPOLAD does not mean the ratification or identification with it. The COPOLAD Program is not responsible, in any case, for positions or statements made by third parties.
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