Issue 2, June 2009

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World Drug Report 2009

On June 24 UNODC will launch the 2009 edition of its flagship publication, the World Drug Report. The event will take place in Washington, D.C., at a press conference during which UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa and newly appointed Director of the United States Office of National Drug Control Policy, Gil Kerlikowske, will release the Report. The press conference will take place at 10 a.m. eastern daylight time on 24 June and will be webcast live at www.unodc.org.The Report will be launched in the run-up to World Drug Day on 26 June.

The World Drug Report presents comprehensive information on the illicit drug situation. It provides detailed estimates and trends on production, trafficking and consumption in the opium/heroin, coca/cocaine, cannabis and amphetamine-type stimulants markets. Based on data and estimates collected or prepared by Governments, UNODC and other international institutions, UNODC attempts to identify trends in the evolution of global illicit drug markets. (Read more)

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