Japanese NGO supports the UNODC by fundraising towards other NGOs’ drug prevention activities and drug demand reduction strategies


On 21 March, Mr. Akira Fujino, President of the Drug Abuse Prevention Center (DAPC), in the presence of Mr. Atsushi Kaifu, Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna, handed over JPY 13.5 million yen (approximately USD 89 thousand) to Ms. Ghada Waly, Executive Director of the UNODC, which was collected through DAPC’s fundraising campaign in Japan this fiscal year.
Ms. Waly expressed her gratitude for DAPC’s continuous support, appreciated Japan's efforts to involve young people in drug prevention activities, and expressed her hope that these efforts would spread to other regions as good models. President Fujino stressed the importance of cooperation at the regional level in drug abuse prevention activities and introduced the cooperation with Ugandan NGOs at the side event of the Commission on Narcotics and Drugs (CND) this year.

[Fundraising campaign in Japan to support the UNODC]
DAPC’s donations have been used, through UNODC, to support the drug abuse prevention activities of engaged NGOs from low and middle-income countries. To date, DAPC have contributed approximately 755 million yen supporting 786 projects through UNODC. Last year marked the 30th anniversary of this valuable contribution, which began in 1993. A high-level side event to commemorate the 30th anniversary of this collaboration was held in March last year, on the margins of the 66th session of CND.
[Related links]
UNODC’s website on the DAPC Grants
Drug Abuse Prevention Center (Japanese)
High-level side event held on 14 March