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Remarks at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences workshop on Narcotics: problems and solutions of this global issue...

Déc 1, 2016 by

Reverend Monsignor, Your Majesty, Queen Silvia of Sweden, Distinguished participants, My sincere thanks to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences for holding this very important workshop to strengthen science-based solutions to a problem of great concern to all of the international community. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank your Majesty, for your dedicated efforts to prevent drug abuse around the world, and for your long-standing support for the work of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, including our launch of the Listen First prevention campaign in New York during the recent UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs (UNGASS). Today, I would like to focus on the outcomes of the UNGASS and their impact on the international drug control system. But before I do so, I would like to tell...

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UNODC-World Drug Report 2016

Oct 12, 2016 by

Launched on 23 June 2016, provides a comprehensive overview of major developments in drug markets, trafficking routes and the health impact of drug use, supports  comprehensive, balanced and integrated rights-based approaches. Download the report...

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The 2015 ESPAD REPORT

Oct 12, 2016 by

The European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs, Published on 20 September 2016 Results from the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs This report presents the results of the sixth data-collection wave of the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) and marks the 20th anniversary of ESPAD data collection (1995-2015). It is based on information provided by 96 043 students from 35 European countries, 24 of them being Member States of the European Union. About 600 000 students have participated in the successive ESPAD data-collection waves, making the project the most extensive, harmonised data collection on substance use in Europe. Read the full...

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2016 WORLD DRUG DAY THEME BY UNODC...

Juin 23, 2016 by

New campaign on science-based drug prevention calls for people to #ListenFirst A new campaign on science-based drug prevention entitled « Listen First“ launched by UNODC, the WHO and the Governments of France and Sweden at the UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS) last April will also act as this year’s World Drug Day theme. The campaign has been launched to raise awareness around listening to children and youth as the first step to help them grow healthy and safe. The campaign targets parents, teachers, policy makers, health worker and prevention workers particularly, as well as the wider public. More in: ...

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Special Session of the General Assembly on the World Drug Problem...

Juin 15, 2016 by

Item 5: Report of the CND on its preparatory work H.E. Ambassador Khaled Shamaa Chair of the UNGASS Board Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to address you today in my capacity as chair of the UNGASS Board – a Board established by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs and tasked with the preparations for this special session pursuant to CND Decision 57/2. At this special session, representatives of Member States, international organizations, civil society and other stakeholders will have the opportunity to share information and views during the general debate, five roundtable discussions as well as a wide variety of events. Representatives of Member States will have the opportunity to commit to effectively addressing and countering the world drug problem in its complexity and numerous manifestations, recommending operational measures to be...

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Statement by Mr. Werner Sipp, President...

Juin 15, 2016 by

International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) Special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem 19 April 2016 Mr. President, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, . It is an honour to address you today, at this special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem, in my capacity as President of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB). It is fitting that this landmark thirtieth special session addresses the global drug problem, the effects of which pervade all of humanity, across all regions and ail spectra of our societies. I acknowledge the extensive preparations that have been underway for this special session, including by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. Yet, your work has only just begun. Your deliberations over the next three days will be aimed at: reviewing progress in the implementation of...

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