Mentor International’s Chair, Yvonne Thunell, recently attended a summit on the global proliferation of narcotics at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. This summit, “Narcotics: Problems and Solutions of This Global Issue,” was requested by Pope Francis to bring together the leading international scientists and practitioners to highlight the global drug epidemic. In this interview, Thunell talks about Mentor’s involvement at the summit, the topics discussed, and the most shocking thing she learned.
Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 November, Mentor International and its founder Her Majesty The Queen of Sweden visited the Vatican to take part in the seminar Narcotics: Problems and Solutions of this Global Issue conference.
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