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Audio : Myanmar peace process and heroin production interlinked: UNODC - 17. 12. 7

Helping regions in Myanmar which are wracked by conflict move away from opium production is good for the economy and will help solidify the country's peace process. That's according to Jeremy Douglas, Regional Representative for UNODC, speaking on Wednesday, following the launch of the agency's latest  Myanmar Opium Survey. Opium is refined to make heroin, and although the total cultivation area has "decreased significantly" this year, several key states where often inter-ethnic conflict is on-going, have seen negligible progress. Matt Wells asked Mr Douglas when Myanmar became a hub of opium production.

Video : World Drug Report 2008 video news release - 08. 6. 26

World Drug Report 2008 video news releaseThe World Drug Report 2008 shows that the recent stabilization in the world drugs market is under threat. A surge in opium and coca cultivation and the risk of higher drug use in developing countries threaten to undermine recent progress in drug control. This video news release illustrates the main findings of the report.

Duration: 4:33

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Video : World Drug Report 2008 video news release - 08. 6. 26

World Drug Report 2008 video news releaseThe World Drug Report 2008 shows that the recent stabilization in the world drugs market is under threat. A surge in opium and coca cultivation and the risk of higher drug use in developing countries threaten to undermine recent progress in drug control. This video news release illustrates the main findings of the report.

Duration: 4:33

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Audio : Myanmar peace process and heroin production interlinked: UNODC - 17. 12. 7

Helping regions in Myanmar which are wracked by conflict move away from opium production is good for the economy and will help solidify the country's peace process. That's according to Jeremy Douglas, Regional Representative for UNODC, speaking on Wednesday, following the launch of the agency's latest  Myanmar Opium Survey. Opium is refined to make heroin, and although the total cultivation area has "decreased significantly" this year, several key states where often inter-ethnic conflict is on-going, have seen negligible progress. Matt Wells asked Mr Douglas when Myanmar became a hub of opium production.

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