Tagged: UNODC

EVENT: CND60 Side Event: Power Of Communities To Prevent Drug-Related Harm

The Permanent Mission of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in collaboration with IOGT International and FORUT Norway cordially invites you to a UN Side Event at the 6oth session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND60).

NEWS: UN: Joint Efforts Against Drugs, Crime In West Africa

UNODC and ECOWAS jointly launch efforts to support West Africa against drugs and crime

At a special event held on the margins of the 71st General Assembly of the United Nations, the Executive Director of UNODC, Yury Fedotov, said action against drugs and crime was helping to build a safer, healthier, more secure and more prosperous future for West Africa…

NEWS: UN: Record 29 Million People Drug-Dependent

The number of people suffering from drug use disorders has increased disproportionally for the first time in six years in 2014, while the number of people who used at least one drug stayed at five per cent of the adult population, according to the annual report prepared by the United Nations.
The World Drug Report 2016, which examines the health impact of using opiates, cocaine, cannabis, amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) and new psychoactive substances (NPS), is an annual publication by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), ahead of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26…

EVENT: IOGT Side Event At CND 2016

Organized by the government of Sri Lanka and IOGT International, this side event at the 59th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs will present the facts on established tactics of the tobacco and the alcohol industry and draw a comparison with the emerging marijuana industry which promotes and perpetuates myths about the effects of marijuana, distorts scientific evidence, buys their own “science” and systematically uses the media to drown out independent evidence and a science-based approach. What can be learnt from exposing the tactics of the tobacco and alcohol industry? What lessons are to be learnt concerning the emerging marijuana industry? How can we prevent the establishment of yet another industry profiting from ill-health?