UNODC launches the World Drug Report
The report is under EMBARGO until 11.00 a.m. (Brasília time /10.00 a.m)
25 June 2012 - On Tuesday, 26 June, UNODC launches the 2012 World Drug Report simultaneously in various cities of the world. On the same day, it is also celebrated the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
Elaborated every year by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the document brings together statistic data and analysis of trends on the illicit drugs markets across the world, including production, trafficking and consumption, while serving as a reference for the implementation of public policies by governments.
The 2012 World Drug Report shows that, worldwide, the consumption and production of traditional illicit drugs (cocaine, heroine and cannabis) have remained stable, in spite of the shifts in flows and markets of these substances with a trend to grow in emerging and developing countries.
Furthermore, the Report warns about the increase in the production and consumption of synthetic drugs, such as amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS), as well as the consumption of substances that are not under international control.
In order to disseminate the Report, the UNODC for Brazil and the Southern Cone will held a press conference in Brasília, at 10.00 a.m., with the participation of Bo Mathiasen, UNODC regional representative for Brazil and the Southern Cone, besides representatives of the Brazilian government.
- Reporters interested in watching the live global launching of the 2012 World Drug Report, to be conducted by the UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, at the United Nations General Assembly, in New York, may access the link http://webtv.un.org/ from 11.00 a.m. Brasília time / 10.00 a.m. New York time.
Date: 26 June 2012
Place: UNDP Office in Brasília
Address: EQSW 103/104 - Lote 1 - Bloco D - Complexo Administrativo - Setor Sudoeste
Contact and more information:
Andrea Catta Preta
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - UNODC
Brazil and the Southern Cone
Tel: +55 (61) 3204-7206
Cel: +55 (61) 8118-0910