Some 437,000 people murdered worldwide in 2012, according to new UNODC study


10 April 2014 - (London/Vienna) - Almost half a million people (437,000) across the world lost their lives in 2012 as a result of intentional homicide, according to a new study by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).   Read more

Joint Ministerial Statement stresses health, prevention and treatment in countering world drug problem

Vienna, 14 March (UN Information Service) - Member States issued a Joint Ministerial Statement today at the close of the High-level Review highlighting the importance of health, prevention and treatment, including protection against HIV, as envisaged by the conventions.   Read more

 Global drug issues to be focus of high-level UN meeting in Vienna starting on 13 March

Vienna, 11 March 2014 - The current world situation regarding the use and trafficking of drugs will be addressed at a series of meetings and events starting this Thursday, 13 March 2014, at the United Nations headquarters in Vienna, Austria.  Read more

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