June 26, 2015

2015 World Drug Report finds drug use stable, access to drug & HIV...

2015 World Drug Report finds drug use stable, access to drug & HIV treatment still low

2015 World Drug Report finds drug use stable, access to drug & HIV treatment still lowUNODC Chief calls number of drug-related deaths worldwide unacceptable; Global opium cultivation highest since the late-1930s

Drug use prevalence continues to be stable around the world, according to the 2015 World Drug Report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). It is estimated that a total of 246 million people – slightly over 5 per cent of those aged 15 to 64 years worldwide – used an illicit drug in 2013. Some 27 million people are problem drug users, almost half of whom are people who inject drugs (PWID). An estimated 1.65 million of people who inject drugs were living with HIV in 2013. Men are three times more likely than women to use cannabis, cocaine and amphetamines, while women are more likely to misuse prescription opioids and tranquillizers. Read more

June 24, 2015

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit TraffickingHORNA-Vienna – Today is an important day for focusing on the threat of the production, trafficking and use of illicit drugs. Robust action is needed to strengthen criminal justice systems, break-up the criminal networks who deal in misery and suffering, and to nurture health and human rights-based responses.

People also endure unbelievable pain due to a lack of controlled medications for medical purposes. Measures must be taken to ensure that people across the globe can access pain relief where necessary. Read more

March 18, 2015

In closing the 58th Session of the CND, UNODC...

In closing the 58th Session of the CND, UNODC Chief calls for evidence-based practices in drug use treatment

In closing the 58th Session of the CND, UNODC Chief calls for evidence-based practices in drug use treatmentHORNA-Vienna | Evidence-based practices are the best means of preventing and treating drug abuse and ending the misery of millions of people, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, said today in Vienna. Read more

March 9, 2015

Hard work of balanced approach to world drug...

Hard work of balanced approach to world drug problem goes on every day, says UNODC Chief

58th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs begins with segment on UNGASS preparations 

Vienna – Addressing delegates at the start of the 58th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) today, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, praised the CND’s vital role as a policymaking body on narcotic drugs within the UN system. Read more

March 13, 2014

High-Level Review opens, UNODC Chief calls for...

High-Level Review opens, UNODC Chief calls for “balanced approach” when countering illicit drugs

High-Level Review opens, UNODC Chief calls for “balanced approach” when countering illicit drugs

UNODC Executive Director uses keynote speech to take stock and reflect on successes and setbacks in addressing the global drug problem

VIENNA, 13 March (UN Information Service)(HORNA-VIENNA) – The High-Level Review of the 57th Session of the Commission began in Vienna today with over 1,500 representatives of Member States from all over the world, civil society organisations and the media. Read more

Eritrean nationals commemorate Martyrs Day

Contribution to bolster National Fund

Contribution to fight COVID-19 pandemic

Eritrea’s Response to the Report of the Special...

Guidelines from the High Level Task Force on...

Guidelines from the High Level Task Force on...