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2010-06-24 07:20:00

A UN report said Wednesday that drug use is moving away from cocaine and opiates and growing towards synthetic drugs.

2010-06-06 22:56:00

WASHINGTON, June 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Press Club 'MORNING NEWSMAKER' News Conference Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 10 a.m. National Press Club (Zenger Room) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO ) The Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) ANTONIO MARIA COSTA and The...

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2010-03-09 06:00:00

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime said on Monday that developing countries might face a "health disaster" if wealthy countries fail to control drugs.

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2009-06-25 10:00:00

The international market for heroin, cocaine and marijuana is declining while demand for synthetic “party” drugs is on the rise, according to a new UN report.

2005-09-09 19:20:42

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Africa has a serious crime problem, a key factor in its seeming inability to grow out of poverty and fully join in the global economy, a U.N. agency reported on Friday.

2005-08-29 08:34:18

By Robert Birsel KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan opium cultivation has fallen by 21 percent this year largely because of efforts by the government to persuade farmers to stop, including a threat to destroy fields, and low prices, a U.N. narcotics official said.

2005-06-29 16:05:04

By Niklas Pollard STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Annual worldwide illegal drug salesare greater than the gross domestic product of 88 percent ofthe countries in the world, the U.N. said on Wednesday. "This is not a small enemy against which we struggle.


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dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.