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UNODC Chief issues statement praising peace accord signed by the Colombian government and FARC-EP    

                                         

Vienna 24 June 2016 - On behalf of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), I warmly welcome news that the Colombian government has signed an accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP) introducing a bilateral ceasefire agreement. I hope this will lead to a new era of lasting peace and prosperity for the Colombian people, as well as assist in ongoing efforts to reduce coca cultivation and production of cocaine in the country.  Read more

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR YURY FEDOTOV: Statement on the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 26 June 2016

26 June. Today is the first International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking since April's UNGASS on the world drug problem. The Outcome Document adopted at UNGASS stresses a joint commitment to counter the world drug problem, and it has helped generate a global sense of purpose against this threat that menaces millions.  Read more

New campaign on science-based drug prevention launched at UN General Assembly Special Session

19 April (UN Information Service) - The global 'Listen First' campaign on science-based drug prevention was launched at a high-level event during the UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the world drug problem in New York today.   Read more.


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