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  • 2015 World Drug Report finds drug use stable, access to drug & HIV treatment still low

    Photo: UNODCDrug use prevalence continues to be stable around the world, according to UNODC's 2015 World Drug Report. It is estimated that a total of 246 million people - slightly over five per cent of people aged 15 to 64 years worldwide - used an illicit drug in 2013. Some 27 million people are dependent on drugs, half of whom inject drugs. Data also show that an estimated 1.65 million of people who inject drugs were living with HIV in 2013.

  • Successful operation highlights growing international cooperation to combat wildlife crime

    Photo: Operation COBRAThe International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) welcomed today the results achieved during Operation COBRA III, an international law enforcement operation conducted in May 2015 with the aim of combating wildlife crime and bringing the criminals involved to justice. Operation COBRA III resulted in 139 arrests and more than 247 seizures, which included many endangered plant and animal specimens.