A special commemorative event of the sixtythird session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, organised at the occasion of the United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Traffickingt, will be held virtually on Friday, 26 June 2020, starting at 2:00 p.m. Vienna Time (CEST). During this event, the World Drug Report 2020 will be launched, followed by a discussion on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world drug situation, from a regional perspective.
 
Presented in six separate booklets, the World Drug Report 2020 provides a wealth of information and analysis to support the international community in implementing operational recommendations on a number of drug policies issues, including the recommendations contained in the outcome document of the special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem, held in 2016.  
 
The launch of the World Drug Report 2020 will be followed, after a short break, by a discussion on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world drug situation, co-sponsored by the European Union and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

The event will be webcast, accessible through the following link: https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/commissions/CND/session/63_Session_2020/special-event-launch-of-world-drug-report-26-june.html.html