Tehran, 28 April - UNICEF Iran and the Islamic Republic of Iran's Drug Control Headquarters, the DCHQ, renewed their partnership on prevention and treatment of substance use among children and adolescents in a ceremony held at DCHQ on Sunday 28 April 2019.
In this meeting, Mr Rahim Saaki, Director General of International Affairs at DCHQ expressed his sincere satisfaction over the successful cooperation between the DCHQ and UNICEF which first started in 2018. The Director Generals from the departments of Drug Use Prevention and Drug Abuse Treatment requested for transfer of knowledge and experiences on successful prevention and treatment of child and adolescent substance use between Iran and other countries.
UNICEF Iran OIC Representative, Ms Christine Weigand stressed that substance use among children and adolescents is a growing risk in many countries and expressed UNICEF’s readiness to support Iran drug prevention and treatment programmes and transfer of Iran’s successful experiences responding to substance use among children and adolescents to other countries and vice-versa.
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