Global launch of the
2021 World Drug Report


When:          Thursday, 24 June 2021 from 10:00 to 11:00 am, Vienna time (CEST)

Where:         In person at the Vienna International Centre, UNIS media hub (C0225A),
                      or online – link will be shared upon registration.

Speaker:       Angela Me, Chief, Research & Trends Analysis Branch, UNODC

Short Summary: The World Drug Report 2021 provides an analysis of the latest supply and demand of cannabis, opioids, cocaine and amphetamine-type stimulants. The Report also includes an early assessment of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on drug market dynamics, including in terms of health consequences and how drug service provision has adapted to the new situation.

Registration: Please register through this link:
-    to attend the press briefing, either online or in person,
-    for an advanced copy of the 2021 World Drug Report (available from 21 June), and
-    for interview requests.

COVID-19 Measures: All journalists, including those accredited to the UN in Vienna, who plan to attend in person, need to register before 10:00 am CEST on Wednesday 23 June by submitting the online form: (same link as above).
Registration for online attendance closes one hour before the launch.
Join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtags #WDR2021 #ShareFactsOnDrugs #SaveLives and follow @UNODC for updates.
For further information, please contact:
Brian Hansford
Chief, UNODC Advocacy Section
Mobile: (+43-699) 1458-3225
Email: brian.hansford[at]

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