Press Release

Human Addictions training for UN personnel

03 February 2017

  • UNODC conducted two-hours training on Human addictions for UN personnel within the frameworks of UN thematic world group on health.

The training was conducted by Ms. Annatach Mammedova, UNODC NPO on HIV/AIDS. Thirty representatives from all UN agencies attended. The topic of the training is significant and vital, taking into consideration that addiction affects many people.

The training included theoretical information, life examples and practical exercises which allowed the  participants to deep dive into the subject. During the session,  participants learned about the different types of addictions. UN personnel gained knowledge on reasons and consequences of addictions. Practical exercises provided an opportunity to recognize roles within the family and how it affects personal development.

One of the participants noted that these problems need to be discussed and the root of the problem might mostly be found within family. The training was actively participated and many staff raised their interest on the topic. The next training will be devoted to addictions treatment.

UN entities involved in this initiative

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
United Nations Population Fund
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
United Nations Children’s Fund
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
World Health Organization

Other entities involved in this initiative

World Bank
World Bank

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