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    10 November 2014


    Media are invited to the Member State briefing on the launch of the 2014 Afghanistan Opium Survey

    VIENNA, 10 November (UN Information Service) -The Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, will brief the Permanent Missions on the main findings of the Afghanistan Opium Survey 2014 - Cultivation and Production.

    The report gives, among other things, an annual overview of the total area under opium poppy crop cultivation, potential crop production, affected provinces and Governor-led eradication efforts.

    WHO:Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, UNODC
    WHEN: Wednesday, 12 November 2014, from 10 to 11 a.m.
    WHERE: Conference room C 6, C building, Vienna International Centre


    Media representatives who wish to attend and who are not already accredited to the VIC should write to Please register no later than 12 noon on Tuesday 11 November 2014.

    Access to the C building is via Checkpoint One of the Vienna International Centre.

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    For further information please contact:

    Luciana Viegas
    Public Information Officer, UNODC
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-4709
    Email: luciana.viegas[at]