United Nations Global Drug-Free World Conference

Conseil pour la Justice, l'Egalité et la Paix

United Nations Global Drug-Free World Conference

The 5th Annual United Nations Global Conference for a Drug-Free World will take place on Friday, March 22, 2024, in Conference Room 6 at UN Headquarters in New York, during the 68th UN Session for the Empowerment of Women’s (CSW68), followed by a prestigious VIP awards reception which will take place at the famous New York City Restaurant Turdo City Steakhouse.

This prestigious conference, sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Turkey to the United Nations, will be co-hosted by the president and founder of COJEP International, Ali Gedikoglu; The founder and president of the Americas chapter of a drug-free world, Dr. Bernard Fialkoff, and the ambassador of world peace, Dr. Hugues Sanon, special envoy for international relations to the United Nations for COJEP International / global ambassador of World Without Drugs Americas, who will co-moderate the conference alongside Dr. Bernard Fialkoff.

Esteemed speakers will include the Honorable Senator George Borrello of the 57th Senatorial District, the Honorable PJ Wendel, Chautauqua County Executive, Dr. Susan Weiss PHD; Director of extramural research at the National Institute on Drug Abuse; the United States National Institute of Health, President Ali Gedikoglu, the founder and president of Cojep, Consul General Eligio Jaquez; Consul of the Consulate General of the Dominican Republic in New York, President Renee Besseling Founder of the OVOM Global Drug Education Foundation Former President of Europe Against Drugs, Asa Graaf, Founder of Drug Information for All, Freedom Medal Awardee; Florence Onsando, Director of Turning Point Kenya, Africa; Luz Nereida Velez; WAPA TV Presenter, Emmy and Emmy Silver Circle Award Winner in the Puerto Rican Broadcasting and Media Sectors, His Royal Highness Tomas Reyers Cabili 2nd, Sultan a Dimasangkay, Vice Consul of Montenegro, Dr. Juan Nunez DDS; Dr. Juan Alcantara MD; Executive Council of the Nordestana Catholic University and the Dominican Medical/Dental Association, Dr. Hong Tao-Tze, Founder of FOWPAL and the Tai Ji Men Qigong Academy, Dr. Yvette Rodriguez; President-elect of the Puerto Rican CCDPR / Dr. Martha Mutis; President of the Hispanic Dental Association; Fellow of the International College of Dentistry; International Recording Artists Judy Bechar and Khai Aziz.

The outstanding honorees are: Dr. Susan Weiss, President Renee Besseling, Maria Lozada Fialkoff, Asa Graaf, Dr. Yvette Rodriguez, Dr. Hanette Gomez, Dr. Mercedes Mota Martínez, Dr. Martha Mutis, Luz Nereida Velez, Meghan Fialkoff, Judy Bechar, Emmanuella Sanon, Madame Yu Mei-Jung and her legacy, Patricia McClennan, Jennifer Wendel and Fatma Gedikoğlu and Raquel Levine Fialkoff and her legacy.

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About Cojep International:

Council for Justice, Equality and Peace (COJEP International) is a non-governmental organization with its headquarters in Strasbourg, France.

COJEP International has 15 branches in different European Countries and works in the following spheres: Human Rights, Democracy, fighting against racism and discrimination, intercultural dialogue, living together, citizenship and other areas which impact the society.

Among COJEP’s objectives are: Promotion of European citizenship favouring unity and cultural diversity, fight against all forms of discrimination, conduct studies and research on issues related to youth, women, environment, sustainable development and international solidarity in Europe and the rest of the world, organize actions in the fields of youth, women’s rights, awareness of the environment, sustainable development and international solidarity and keep the society informed about social rights such as freedom of expression, the right to education, the right to social security.

COJEP International has a Participatory Status at the European Parliament, is accepted at operational relations with UNESCO and is a member of the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe. In addition, COJEP International is also a member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

About The Foundation of a Drug Free World, Americas Chapter

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that empowers youth and adults with factual scientifically based information about drugs so they can make informed decisions to live drug-free. It is a solution available free of charge at drugfreeworld.org in 22 languages Through a worldwide network of volunteers, 50 million of drug prevention booklets in 22 languages have been distributed, tens of thousands of drug awareness events have been held in some 180 countries and Truth About Drugs public service announcements have been aired on more than 500 television stations and online media outlets.

The Foundation for a Drug Free World notes that if parents talk to their kids about drugs they are 40% less likely to try drugs; and that if education is initiated at an early age and substance abuse use is avoided before 21 years of age, then statistics show less than 2.1% will have dependence.

The Conference concluded to work united in aiding the UN Sustainable Goals in the development of effective truth-based and factual drug education to enable the creation of sustainable well communities.

Further to work as united groups and promote early intervention with proper education per the UNGASS 2016 conclusions as the key to effective drug prevention strategies.

You may reach Dr. Fialkoff and DFW Americas Chapter at fdfwamericas@gmail.com

This high-level United Nations Global Drug-Free World Conference is co-organized and sponsored by « A Time for Truth Foundation », a not for profit organization aimed at promoting and providing useful and valid technology to people and communities, thereby improving social well-being, productivity, security and prosperity.
The Foundation provides aide and support globally and at local community levels to bring succor and humanity to all peoples of earth.

A Time for Truth Foundation is founded by Dr. Bernard Fialkoff, a 41 year NYC Implant Surgeon and Yayi President / Former Director of Restoration for the Venexuelan National Gallery of Art, Maria Lozada Mathison de Fialkoff.

Empowering Women in the Battle Against Substance Abuse: A Collaborative Approach by Cojep International and the Foundation for a Drug-Free World at the 68th Session of the United Nations in New York

In a groundbreaking partnership, Cojep International and the Foundation for a Drug-Free World have joined forces to address a critical aspect of women’s empowerment: the fight against drug abuse and addiction. This collaboration was prominently featured at the 68th Session of the United Nations focusing on women’s empowerment, held in New York, marking a significant stride towards integrating substance abuse prevention into global gender equality efforts.

The Collaboration Between COJEP International and Foundation for a Drug Free World

Cojep International, known for its dedication to promoting peace, human rights, and social justice, has broadened its advocacy to include the empowerment of women facing the challenges of substance abuse. The Foundation for a Drug-Free World, with its extensive experience in drug education and prevention, brings to the partnership a wealth of resources and knowledge on combating drug addiction through awareness and education.

The issue of substance abuse is particularly pertinent to women’s empowerment for several reasons. Women face unique challenges in both the prevention and treatment of drug abuse, including stigma, lack of access to healthcare, and the gender-specific effects of drugs on their bodies. Moreover, substance abuse among women often has profound implications for families and communities, making it a critical area of intervention for those working towards gender equality and the empowerment of women worldwide.

At the 68th Session of the United Nations, the collaborative initiative presented a comprehensive approach to addressing these challenges. The partnership emphasizes the importance of education as a tool for empowerment, advocating for gender-sensitive drug education programs that are tailored to the specific needs and circumstances of women and girls. These programs are designed not only to prevent drug abuse but also to empower women with the knowledge and skills they need to make informed decisions about their health and well-being.

Another key aspect of the collaboration is the focus on community-based interventions. Recognizing that the battle against substance abuse cannot be won in isolation, Cojep International and the Foundation for a Drug-Free World are working to mobilize communities to support women in their journey towards recovery and empowerment. This includes creating safe spaces for women to seek help, as well as engaging men and boys in the conversation to foster a more inclusive and supportive environment.

The partnership also advocates for policy changes that address the root causes of substance abuse among women, including poverty, lack of education, and gender-based violence. By calling for a holistic approach that encompasses social, economic, and legal dimensions, Cojep International and the Foundation for a Drug-Free World are making a powerful case for integrating substance abuse prevention into the broader agenda of women’s empowerment.

The 68th Session of the United Nations provided a global platform for Cojep International and the Foundation for a Drug-Free World to highlight the critical link between women’s empowerment and substance abuse prevention. By bringing attention to this issue, the partnership is not only advancing the cause of gender equality but also contributing to the development of healthier, more resilient communities. As the world continues to grapple with the challenges of substance abuse, the collaboration between Cojep International and the Foundation for a Drug-Free World serves as a beacon of hope, demonstrating the power of collective action in creating a drug-free world for all.

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