When: 13:15 - 14:30 (EDT - New York)
Where: Conference Room 6 UNHQ & online webcast
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is pleased to invite you to this Special Event to commemorate the United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and to launch the 2023 World Drug Report.
The presentation of the World Drug Report will be followed by an interactive segment, with interventions from Member States and other stakeholders.
The theme of the UN International Day for 2023 is "People first: stop stigma and discrimination, strengthen prevention". We encourage you to join the online conversation on the International Day, using the hashtag #careincrisis.
The full programme and webcast link to watch the event online will follow.
Registration is not required to attend the event. However, Member States and other stakeholders who wish to take the floor in the interactive segment are invited to pre-register to firstname.lastname@example.org by 17:00 on 22 June.
Should you have any questions about the event, please contact email@example.com.
Civil society participation
NYNGOC are seeking applications for civil society speakers during the UNODC New York Liaison Office's upcoming hybrid event launching the 2023 World Drug Report on Monday, June 26 from 1:15 to 2:30 PM ET (New York).
If you are interested in speaking, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org before 12 PM ET on Wednesday, June 21. Please provide a brief description of what you would like to speak about (100 words or less) and include your organizational affiliation, country, and if comfortable, your gender. Please ensure your abstract is relevant to the topic of the event, keeping in mind the launch of the 2023 World Drug Report and relevant topics outlined below, as well as this year's theme of “People first: stop stigma and discrimination, strengthen prevention” for the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (or World Drug Day). The Executive Committee will select speakers from those that came forward and aim to notify applicants by EOD ET on Thursday, June 22.
The 2023 World Drug Report presents the latest global, regional, and subregional estimates and trends in drug demand and drug supply in an interactive online format through interactive graphs, infographics, and maps. Contemporary issues related to drugs are also covered, including challenges posed by synthetic drugs, online drug sales, regulatory approaches to medical cannabis, recent developments surrounding psychedelic substances, drug crime in the Amazon Basin, substance use disorders among forcibly displaced populations, and innovations and modifications of services for people who use drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic.