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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
 
MEDIA ADVISORY

United Nations Presents:
Myanmar Opium Survey 2004

 

Monday 11 October 2004 at 10.30 am
International Press Centre (IPC)
Residence Palace
Room Passage (ground floor)
155 Rue de la loi / Wetstraat 155
1040 Brussels

 

Last year, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reported a 24% decrease in opium cultivation in Myanmar. This year, Laos opium survey showed a 45% decline in comparison to 2003.

What will the level of opium production be in Myanmar in 2004? Is it the end of more that a century of opium in the Golden Triangle? How can the positive trend be sustained without depriving “the poorest of the poor” of their income?
 
The Myanmar Opium Survey 2004 will be launched by:
 
Mr. Antonio Maria Costa, Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
 
With the participation of:
 
Mr. Gareth Evans, President and CEO, International Crisis Group.

 

For further information please contact:
 
Regional United Nations Information Centre (RUNIC)
Tel: 0032 -2-788.84.84 email: info@runiceurope.org 
 
 
Mr. Piero Bonadeo, UNODC Liaison Officer in Brussels
Tel:0032-2-2895175 email: unodc.brussels@skynet.be
 
Ms. Mirella Dummar Frahi, External Relations Officer, UNODC Vienna
Tel: 43-1-26060-5583 or 0043-676 7237246, email: mirella.frahi@unodc.org


Launch of the Myanmar Opium Survey 2004
Residence Palace, Brussels, 11 October 2004

Left to right:

Antonio Maria Costa, Executive Director,
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
 
Hassen Fodha, Director, RUNIC
 
Gareth Evans, President and CEO,
International Crisis Group.