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    Vienna, 22 June 2021


    Global launch of the
    2021 World Drug Report


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


    In person at the Vienna International Centre, Room C0225A,


    or online – link will be shared upon registration.


    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:

    - 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.


    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]