25 June 2004, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
will present the World Drug Report 2004.
The Report provides the most comprehensive overview of global
drug trends, presenting supply (production and trafficking) and
demand statistics and analysis on the global illicit drug problem.
• In the Analysis chapter, the Report contains
an overview of global drug markets analyzing trends in production,
trafficking and abuse of opium/heroin; coca/cocaine; cannabis
and the amphetamine/type stimulants.
• Statistics section provides detailed figures and
graphs on production, seizures, prices and consumption of illicit
Costa, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
will launch the World Drug Report 2004 at the press conference in Moscow
on Friday, 25 June, 16:00-17:30, at the President - Hotel (B. Yakimanka
24), with the participation of H.E. Mr. Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign
Affairs of the Russian Federation.
The Report will also be presented to the press in Vienna, Geneva,
New York and Brussels.
In Brussels, Mr. Thomas Pietschmann, Research Office UNODC, will
present the report to the press at RUNIC Brussels at 10:30 am.
(IPC Passage room, Ground floor, Résidence Palace, 155
rue de la Loi, Wetstraat, 155 1040 Brussels)
At 02:00 pm Mr. Thomas Pietschmann will also have
a briefing for the NGOs. (Third Floor (room 03/251)
Résidence Palace, 155 rue de la Loi, Wetstraat, 155 1040 Brussels)
For more information :
Mirella Dummar Frahi, External Relations Officer, United Nations Office
on Drugs and Crime (UNODC),
Vienna, tel.: 0043 1 26060 5583 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or at RUNIC : 32.2.289.28.90, Fax. 32.2.502.57.72, E-mail :
World Drug Report
information in the World Drug Report is embargoed until June 25 - 19:00
Summary of the Report
25 June 2004, RUNIC Brussels
Brussels, Mr. Thomas Pietschmann, Research Office UNODC, presented
the report to the press at RUNIC Brussels (International Press Centre
Passage Room) at 10:30 am.
then answered questions from the audience.
Among medias which
attended or covered the launch were: Le Soir, La Libre Belgique,
le Bulletin quotidien Europe (in English, French, Italian and German),
De Standaard, "Mo", El Pais, ABC, El Mundo, IPS, Antena 3 TV,
Tageblatt, Diario de Noticias, Publico, le Journal du médecin,
Notimex, Lusa, Swedish Radio, TT news Agency, Helsingin Sanomat.