Global launch of the 2020 World Drug Report


When:        Thursday 25 June 2020 at 10 a.m. Vienna time (CEST)

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

Speakers:  Ghada Waly, Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
                    Angela Me, Chief of the Research and Trend Analysis Branch, UNODC

Short summary: The 2020 World Drug Report provides a global overview of the supply and demand of opiates, cocaine, cannabis, amphetamine-type stimulants and new psychoactive substances (NPS), as well as their impact on health, taking into account the possible effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It highlights, through improved research and more precise data, that the adverse health consequences of drug use are more widespread than previously thought.

Registration: 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)


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For further information please contact:

Brian Hansford

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