UNODC launches the 2020 World Drug Report on Thursday (25)

Brasilia, 19 June 2020 - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launches on Thursday (25) its 2020 World Drug Report, which provides a global view of the supply and demand of illicit drugs, as well as their health impacts and the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The document highlights, through advanced research and accurate data, that the adverse health consequences of drug use are more widespread than previously thought.

Global launch of the 2020 World Drug Report



Thursday 25 June 2020 at 10:00 am Vienna time (CEST)


In person at the Vienna International Centre, Room C0225A
C-Building, 2nd floor or online – link will be shared upon registration



Ghada Waly, Executive Director, UNODC and Angela Me, Chief of the Research and Trend Analysis Branch, UNODC



To register, receive an advanced copy of the 2020 World Drug Report and for interview requests, please fill in this form:

Registration for in person attendance is open until 12:00 CEST on Wednesday 24 June 2020. Registration for online attendance closes one hour before the launch.

COVID-19 Measures:

All journalists, including those accredited to the UN in Vienna, who plan to attend in person, need to register for the press briefing by 12:00 CEST on Wednesday 24 June by submitting the online form (link above)


For further information please contact:

Brian Hansford
Chief, UNODC Advocacy Section
Mobile: (+43-699) 1458-3225
Email: brian.hansford[at]



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