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    UNIS/MA/290rev.
    Vienna, 22 June 2021

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    Global launch of the
    2021 World Drug Report

    When:               

    Thursday, 24 June 2021 from 10:00 to 11:00 am, Vienna time (CEST)

    Where:

    In person at the Vienna International Centre, Room C0225A,

     

    or online – link will be shared upon registration.

    Speakers:

    Angela Me, Chief, Research & Trends Analysis Branch, UNODC

    Short Summary: The World Drug Report 2021 provides an analysis of the latest supply and demand of cannabis, opioids, cocaine and amphetamine-type stimulants. The Report also includes an early assessment of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on drug market dynamics, including in terms of health consequences and how drug service provision has adapted to the new situation.

    Registration: Please register through this link: https://forms.gle/VfyuFFoWH7kqvxVNA

    - to attend the press briefing, either online or in person,

    - for an advanced copy of the 2021 World Drug Report(available from 21 June), and

    - for interview requests.

    COVID-19 Measures: All journalists, including those accredited to the UN in Vienna, who plan to attend in person, need to register before 10:00 am CEST on Wednesday 23 June by submitting the online form (same link as above).

    Registration for online attendance closes one hour before the launch.

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    Join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtags #WDR2021 #ShareFactsOnDrugs #SaveLives and follow @UNODC for updates.

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    For further information, please contact:

    Brian Hansford
    Chief, UNODC Advocacy Section
    Mobile: (+43-699) 1458-3225
    Email: brian.hansford[at]un.org