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UNODC Hails Egypt's Anti-Addiction Fund

Sun 17 Mar 2024 | 03:08 PM
UNODC Executive Director Ghada Waly
UNODC Executive Director Ghada Waly
Ahmed Emam

Egypt's Fund for Combating and Treating Addiction and Abuse, led by Nevine el-Kabbaj, Minister of Solidarity and Chairman of the Fund’s Board of Directors, was chosen by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna to present the Fund’s experience in early prevention, as it was considered one of the pioneering experiences. 

The presentation was held in the presence of Ms. Ghada Waly, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Director, and Antony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State.

The 67th session of the meetings of the International Narcotics Control Committee at the United Nations was held in Vienna, Austria, with the participation of representatives from 105 countries, including Anthony Blinken, US Secretary of State, and Ambassador Mohamed El-Mulla, Egyptian Ambassador to Austria and Egypt’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

During the session on early prevention based on practical evidence as an investment in reducing health and security risks resulting from drugs, Dr. Amr Othman, Assistant Minister of Social Solidarity and Director of Egypt's Anti-Addiction Fund, reviewed the Fund’s experience in early prevention. Six countries around the world (Egypt, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Singapore, Cyprus) were chosen to present their experiences in the field of drug abuse prevention in the presence of representatives from participating countries and relevant international organizations such as the World Health Organization.