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Issue 62 | July 16, 2014

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Photo: UNODC Global drug use prevalence stable, says UNODC World Drug Report 2014

Drug use prevalence is stable around the world, according to UNODC's 2014 World Drug Report, with around 243 million individuals, or 5 per cent of the world's population aged 15-64, having used an illicit drug in 2012. Problem drug users meanwhile numbered about 27 million, roughly 0.6 per cent of the world's adult population, or 1 in every 200 people. Launching the report in Vienna, Executive Director Yury Fedotov appealed for a stronger focus on the health and human rights of all drug users, but particularly those who inject drugs and are living with HIV. [Read More]

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