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26 February 2024


Media representatives are invited to the global launch of the

International Narcotics Control Board Annual Report 2023
Tuesday, 5 March 2024 at 11 a.m. CET

Room C0225A, C-Building, 2nd Floor

Vienna International Centre

With Jallal Toufiq,
President of the International Narcotics Control Board

This year the Report has a special focus on the role of the Internet, including social media, in drug trafficking and use. It explores the challenges and opportunities for drug control, prevention, and treatment, in the era of the Internet, with a specific look at the evolving landscape of online drug trafficking.

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) 2023 Annual Report analyses the global availability of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances for medical and scientific purposes and highlights the persistent disparities in access to medicines for the treatment of pain.  The Precursors Report focuses on trafficking in synthetic drugs  including non-medical synthetic opioids, cocaine and their precursors which represent a growing threat to public health.


The Report is embargoed until 11 a.m. CET on 5 March 2024

Please register to attend the press briefing in person by writing to press.vienna[at] by COB Monday 4th March 2024.

The briefing will be livestreamed on UN Web TV and journalists not in Vienna can submit questions to press.vienna[at]

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To receive an advance copy of the press kit and for interview requests, please contact:

Anne Thomas
 Public Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
Tel: (+43)699-1459-5588
Email: anne.thomas[at]

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