Islamic Republic of Iran


UNODC Iran and INCB 2017 Annual Report


Tehran, 11 March 2018 - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Iran supported launching of the International Narcotic Control Board (INCB) Annual Report 2017. A press release issued by the INCB Secretariat was shared with the local press and media by UNODC Iran and UNIC on 1 March 2018.

In its 2017 Annual Report, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB):

  • Highlights that the need for treatment and rehabilitation largely outstrips the availability of services;
  • Urges Governments to place more emphasis on treatment and rehabilitation rather than just focusing on prevention;
  • Calls on Governments to invest in treatment and rehabilitation services, with particular attention to the needs of special populations;
  • Reminds States of their obligation to provide treatment services to those affected by drug use disorders;
  • Calls on the international community and Afghanistan to work together to reprioritize responses to the drug challenge in that country;
  • Reaffirms that legalizing cannabis for non-medical use is incompatible with States' obligations arising from the international drug control treaties.;

UNODC Iran shared copies of the INCB 2017 Annual Report, Precursors Report and Press Materials with its national counterparts, international donor community and a number of UN agencies.


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