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Launch of the World Drug Report

25 June 2004

BRUSSELS LAUNCH
RUNIC BRUSSELS, 25 June 2004

On Friday. 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 drugs worldwide.

 

Antonio Maria 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: mirella.frahi@unodc.org

Or at RUNIC :  32.2.289.28.90, Fax. 32.2.502.57.72, E-mail : info@runic-europe.org

 2004 World Drug Report
     The information in the World Drug Report is embargoed until June 25 - 19:00 hours CET.

 Executive Summary of the Report

 UN Office on Drugs and Crime website



BRUSSELS LAUNCH
25 June 2004, RUNIC Brussels

 

In 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.

Mr. Pietschmann 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.


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