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News and Events
Youth address delegations
14 March 2013 - Youth participating in activities of the UNODC Youth Initiative and of theNational Youth Leadership Initiative of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) shared their experiences and vision in mobilization for drug prevention with the delegations to the 56th Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND). Read more.
International Standards on Drug Use Prevention launched during CND
Cannabis: A Short Review
April 2012 - A short review of what the evidence says about the effects of cannabis, as well as about what can be done to prevent and treat its use and dependence. This is a slightly amended version of the paper that was distributed during the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in March 2012.
Draft questionnaire on access to pain medication
March 2012 - In 2011, UNODC distributed a Conference Room Paper to the Commission on Narcotic Drugs on "Ensuring availability of controlled medications for the relief of pain and preventing diversion and abuse". Building on the paper, UNODC has drafted a questionnaire with a view to enhance reporting on the impediments to ensuring the availability of pain medications whilst preventing diversion and abuse. UNODC welcomes comments on the draft questionnaire. Read more.
Past news and events
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Drug use prevention, treatment and care initiatives
UNODC supports Member States in addressing drug use and drug addiction as any other health disorder: i.e. by implementing drug use prevention interventions and providing drug dependence treatment and care services, which are based on scientific evidence and on ethical standards. Another area of work is ensuring access to controlled drugs for medical purposes, whilst preventing diversion and abuse. Click on the links below to know more about UNODC activities and resources in: