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Vienna, 27 February 2019


The United Nations Information Centre (UNIS) Vienna invites you to the global launch of the

International Narcotics Control Board Annual Report 2018

on Tuesday 5 March 2019 at

11 a.m.

Vienna International Centre

Conference Room 6, C-Building, 7th Floor

With Viroj Sumyai, President of the International Narcotics Control Board

The Report this year has a special focus on the risks and benefits of medical use of cannabis and looks at legislative developments on the non-medical use of cannabis. The Report is accompanied by a special supplement on the availability of internationally controlled medicines, as well as the 2018 Precursors report.

The Report addresses a number of regional developments, and in particular calls for further support for Afghanistan to tackle drug control challenges in the country.


The Report is embargoed until 5 March 2019, 11:00 a.m. CET/ 10:00 a.m. GMT

To register for the press briefing please write to:

The event will be webcast live on .

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For further information and interview requests please contact:
Anne Thomas
Public Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
Tel: (+43-1) 26060-5588
Email: anne.thomas[at]