Articulation Seminar on Health and Human Rights in the Northern Region and the VII North Meeting of Harm Reduction
Rio Branco, 29 June, 2016 - The UNODC Program Officer, Nara Santos, attended the Seminário de Articulação em Saúde e Direitos Humanos da Região Norte e do VII Encontro Norte de Redução de Danos (Enord) (Articulation Seminar on Health and Human Rights of the Northern Region and the VII North Meeting of Harm Reduction (Enord)), which have marked the State Drug Week. Embracing different views and perspectives, the event counted with the participation of health professionals, managers, representatives of social movements and people living with HIV and viral hepatitis, in addition to 110 participants who came from other regions of the country.[Read More]
After the launch, last week, of the World Drug Report 2016, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Brazil published a technical note on the report as a contribution to the debate on the subject in the country.
The World Drug Report 2016 takes place in a remarkable moment, after a special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem and the first after the launch of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.[Read More]
Number of drug dependent adults up for first time in six years, now at 29 million: UNODC World Drug Report 2016
23 June 2016 - Around five per cent of the adult population, or nearly 250 million people between the ages of 15 and 64, used at least one drug in 2014, according to the latest World Drug Report released today by UNODC. Although substantial, this figure has not grown over the past four years in proportion to the global population. However, it suggests that the number of people suffering from drug use disorders has increased disproportionally for the first time in six years.[Read More]