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A UN report said Wednesday that drug use is moving away from cocaine and opiates and growing towards synthetic drugs.
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...
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.
The international market for heroin, cocaine and marijuana is declining while demand for synthetic â€œpartyâ€ drugs is on the rise, according to a new UN report.
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.
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.
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.