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UNO to launch “The World Drug Report 2016” today

Karachi, Aug 22 (Online) The United Nation’s Office on Drugs and Crime’s is    launching its one of the flagship publications, the World Drug Report on 23 August at the Conference Room, Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi.

This event will include a presentations focusing on  drug challenges in Pakistan, Government’s efforts to mitigate the drug menace, Pakistan’s representation in UNGASS  and the global overview on drugs according to World Drug Report 2016.

The World Drug Report 2016 is published in the wake of the landmark moment in global drug policy, the special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem. It provides a global overview of the supply of and demands for opiates, cocaine, cannabis, amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) and new psychoactive substances (NPS), as well as their impact on health. It also reviews the scientific evidence on poly drug use, treatment demand for cannabis and developments since the legalization of cannabis for recreational use in some parts of the world. It also focuses on the mechanisms of the inter- action between the world drug problem and all aspects of sustainable development through the lens of the Sustain- able Development Goals.