SAVE THE DATE
A special commemorative event of the sixty-forth session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, at the occasion of the United Nations Imternational Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, will be held on Friday, 25 June 2021, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Vienna time (CEST), Board-Room D, Vienna International Center and online.
During this event, the World Drug Report 2021 will be launched.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the special event will be held in a hybrid format, combining a limited in-person component with an online participation for participants worldwide.
The webcast of the special event will be available on this page. JOIN US on 25 June at 1.30p.m. Vienna time (CEST).
COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR IN-PERSON PARTICIPANTS
Participants who will attend in person are kindly requested to familiarize themselves with and follow the COVID-19 guidance for meetings participants at the Special commemorative event, which will be published shortly on this page.
WORLD DRUG REPORT 2021
Presented in five separate booklets, the World Drug Report 2021 provides a wealth of information and analysis to support the international community in implementing international drug policy commitments. Booklet 1 summarizes the four subsequent booklets by reviewing their key findings and highlighting their policy implications. Booklet 2 offers a projection of the impact of population growth on drug use by 2030; it continues with a global overview of the latest trends and estimates on the supply of and demand for drugs, including, its health impact, and addresses the trafficking of substances for drug markets on the Internet. Booklet 3 provides an analysis of the global markets for cannabis and opioids, both in terms of supply and use; it includes an overview of the latest developments in countries with measures regulating the non-medical use of cannabis. It also discusses the overlaps between the various opioids, and access to pharmaceutical opioids. Booklet 4 provides the latest trends and estimates on markets for stimulants - cocaine, methamphetamine, amphetamine and “ecstasy”, at the global level and in the most affected subregions. Booklet 5 concludes by providing an early assessment of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on drug markets by looking at how it has affected drug supply and demand dynamics, including in terms of health consequences and how drug service provision has adapted to the new situation in many countries.
UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING
The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, also known as 'World Drug Day', is celebrated annually on 26 June. The theme of World Drug Day 2021 is "Share Facts on Drugs. Save Lives"