Sunday, 26 June, is the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is leading a global campaign to raise awareness about the major challenges that illicit drugs represent to society as a whole, and especially to the young. The goal of the campaign is to mobilize support and inspire people to act against drug use.The state of the world drug market will be unveiled in the 2011 World Drug Report (WDR) to be released by UNODC on Thursday 23 June 2011. Being launched simultaneously in London and New York this annual report highlights developments across the global drug market to explain the factors that drive the world's consumption, production and trafficking of illicit drugs.
You can watch the WDR 2011 launch live online - The
World Drug Report will be launched in NYC by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon,
UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov, GA President Joseph Deiss, Goodwill Ambassador
Christopher Kennedy Lawford and the
Russian and US Drug Tsars Viktor Ivanov and Gil Kerlikowske.
Join the launch virtually from 10h00 NY time on www.unmultimedia.org/tv/webcast.
A new theme has been launched for the 2011 World Drug Campaign and you are encouraged to adopt this message into your anti-drugs work. The theme “Global Action for Healthy Communities Without Drugs” reinforces the role that communities play in addressing society’s drugs challenge and highlights the necessary involvement of families, schools, and communities.
UNODC encourages as many awareness-raising activities as possible around the globe and invites individuals, non-profit organizations, the private sector and Member States to get involved by:
Visit the website and campaign page to get the latest info and campaign material to organize your own events.
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The Brussels based United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe - UNRIC provides information on UN activities to the countries of the region. It also provides liaison with institutions of the European Union in the field of information. Its outreach activities extend to all segments of society and joint campaigns, projects and events are organized with partners including the EU, governments, the media, NGOs, schools and local authorities.
United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC Brussels)
Residence Palace, Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 155, Block C2,7th and 8th floor, Brussels 1040, Belgium
Tel.: +32 2 788 8484 / Fax: 32 2 788 8485