The non-medical use of prescription drugs is becoming a major threat to public health and law enforcement worldwide with opioids causing the most harm and accounting for 76 per cent of deaths where drug use disorders were implicated, according to the latest World Drug Report, released today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Grete Faremo visited Belgrade on 18 July 2018 and had meetings with the President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, Ana Brnabić, the First Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ivica Dačić, State Secretaries of the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure and the Head of the Delegation of European Union (EU) in Serbia, Ambassador Sem Fabrizi.
On the occasion of the World Environment Day commemoration, thematic competition Beat plastic pollution! If you can’t reuse it, refuse it! was organized by UN Environment and partners. Competition was organized with the aim to raise awareness among elementary school pupils on plastic pollution and its negative impacts on environment and human health, as well as possibilities for reuse and recycling of plastics, and the proper disposal of plastic waste material.
Mr. Nicolas Bizel, Head of Operations 1 in the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Slobodan Milenković, Mayor of Vranje, representatives of the State and UN agencies visited the Reception Center for Migrants in Vranje, exhibition „Memories left behind“, preview of the theater play organized and played by local and migrant children with their parents, primary school “Radoje Domanovic“ and Health Care Center in Vranje. The visit was organized within the EU Support to Migration Management in Serbia.
National conference, jointly organized by the Ministry for Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs and the UN Country Team in Serbia, underlined the significance and the effects of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and offered the overview of the priorities in implementation of the Convention in the Republic of Serbia since its ratification in 2009.
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