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    UNIS/MA/306
    15 June 2022

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    Roundtable discussion and global launch of the
    2022 World Drug Report

    When:     

    Monday, 27 June 2022 from 16:00 to 17:00 hrs, Vienna time (CEST)    

    Where:

    In person at the Vienna International Centre, Room C0225A, C-Building, 2nd Floor

     

    or online – link will be shared upon registration.

    Speakers:  

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

     

    John Caulkins, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

     

    Sara Esmizade, Head of Women’s Department, Rebirth Charity Society

     

    Abel Basutu, Senior Drug Programme Officer, African Union Commission

     

    Daniel Brombacher, Head of the Global Partnership on Drug Policies and Development (GPDPD), GIZ

    Moderator:  

    Stephanie Liechtenstein, Freelance journalist

    Short Summary: The World Drug Report 2022 presents an overview of the current trends on global drug markets and includes the latest information on drug use, production, and trafficking. It analyzes the gender gap relating to drug use and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The WDR 2022 also considers the potential futures for the global opiates market given the recent changes in Afghanistan, looks at the impact of increased permissiveness toward cannabis legalization, investigates the relationship between drugs and conflict, and includes a section with a specific focus on the impact of drugs on the environment.

    Registration:  

    Please register through this link: https://bit.ly/3xQNOcd  

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

    for an advanced copy of the 2022 World Drug Report(available from 23 June), and

    for interview requests.

    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 Friday 24 June by submitting the online form (same link as above).

    Registration for online attendance closes one hour before the launch.

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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