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    UNIS/MA/251
    17 June 2019

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    UNODC to launch World Drug Report 2019 in Vienna

    VIENNA, 17 June (UN Information Service) -To introduce the findings of the World Drug Report 2019, media are invited to attend the following events:

    1)      Pre-briefing on the World Drug Report 2019

    Time & Date:     2:00 p.m. on Monday, 24 June 2019

    Venue:              Vienna International Centre (VIC), C0229, C-Building, 2 nd floor

    Registration:     Please register for the media pre-briefing no later than Friday, 21 June COB by writing to press.vienna[at]un.org

    Angela Me, Chief of the Research and Trend Analysis Branch, Thomas Pietschmann and Kamran Niaz, Research Officers for the World Drug Report, will brief media representatives on the findings of the World Drug Report 2019.

    Please note: All information presented at the pre-briefing is UNDER EMBARGO until Wednesday, 26 June 2019 at 00:01 a.m. CEST (25 June 22:01 GMT)

    Media representatives who wish to receive an advance copy of the report under embargo should write to helene.spitzer[at]un.org for further information.

    2)      Official launch of the World Drug Report 2019 during the CND Special Event to commemorate the UN International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

    Time & Date:     10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, 26 June 2019

    Location:           Vienna International Centre (VIC), Board Room C, C-Building, 4 th floor

    The Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, and the Chief of the Research and Trend Analysis Branch, Angela Me, will brief on the main findings of the World Drug Report 2019.

    The World Drug Report will be launched during a Special Event of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, chaired by Ambassador Mirghani Abbaker Altayeb Bakhet, Chair of the 62nd session of the CND.

    Access the Livestream for the CND Special Event here.

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    Media accreditation

    Media representatives who wish to participate in the media pre-briefing and/or the launch of the World Drug Report 2019 and who are not accredited to the Vienna International Centre (VIC), please contact press.vienna[at]un.org.

    Access to the C-Building is via Gate 1 of the Vienna International Centre (VIC).

    Follow the launch of the report on social media via Hashtag #WDR2019 #Health4Justice #Justice4Health.

    For further information please contact:

    Helene Spitzer
    Public Information Officer, UNODC
    Phone: (+43 1) 26060-83091
    Email: helene.spitzer[at]un.org