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29 February 2016

Re-issued as received


The United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC)

invites you to the global launch of the

International Narcotics Control Board
Annual Report 2015

Wednesday 2 March 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

International Labour Organization (ILO) Berlin
(Third floor)
Karlplatz 7, 10117 Berlin, Germany

This year's Report has a special focus on the health and welfare of mankind as the main objectives of the international drug control treaties, a timely topic in the run-up to the special session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS) in April 2016. It also deals with cannabis legislation and describes international and regional trends in drug abuse, drug-related crime and new psychoactive substances. The Board's annual report on precursors will also be presented.

The Reports are embargoed until 11:00 a.m. CET/ 10:00 a.m. GMT on 2 March 2016

Presented by:
Werner Sipp, President of the International Narcotics Control Board
Marlene Mortler, Drug Commissioner of Germany (in German)

The event will be webcast live.

Further information and the link to the webcast are available here:

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To register to attend the press briefing please write to:

For further information and interview requests please contact:

In Bonn, Germany:

Arne Molfenter
United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC)
Landline: +49 228 815 2773
Mobile: +49 177 777 111 5

In Vienna, Austria:

Katharina Goetze
United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna
Telephone: +43-1 26060-4949
Mobile: +43-699 1458-4949
Email: katharina.goetze[at]