VIDEO NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

A selection of UN TV programmes, webcasts and video clips on issues in the news
Watch>>

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2014 , 26 June,

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, 26 June,
Theme 2014 : « A message of hope: Drug use disorders are preventable and treatable.»

Día Internacional de la Lucha contra el Uso Indebido y el Tráfico Ilícito de Drogas,26 de junio,
Tema de 2014: « Un mensaje de esperanza: Los trastornos por uso de drogas son prevenibles y tratables.»

Journée internationale contre l'abus et le trafic de drogues, 26 juin,
Thème 2014 - « Un message d'espoir : Oui c'est possible de prévenir et de traiter les troubles liés à l'usage des drogues. »

Международный день борьбы со злоупотреблением наркотическими средствами и их незаконным оборотом, 26 июня,

禁止药物滥用和非法贩运国际日, 6月26日,
« 2014年主题: “希望的信息——药物使用障碍是可以预防和治疗的”»

الصفحة الرئيسية - اليوم الدولي لمكافحة إساءة استعمال المخدرات والاتجار غير المشروع بها
ع عام 2014: رسالة أمل — يمكن الوقاية من الإضطرابات الناجمة عن تعاطي المخدرات وعلاجه









Secretary-General's Message on International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, 26 June 2014.


Drug abuse and illicit trafficking have calamitous consequences for the world’s efforts to deliver greater prosperity and equality for all.  There are up to 200,000 preventable deaths each year from overdoses.  Illicit drugs spawn criminal violence and weaken a state’s essential institutions.

Countries emerging from conflict or escaping economic decline can be overwhelmed when illicit drugs pour across their borders.  The United Nations, working across peacekeeping, law enforcement, health, human rights and other related areas, is strongly committed to helping them repel illicit drugs and prevent spill-over from becoming takeover.

On the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, I urge the international community to strengthen its efforts to confront illicit drugs as an integral element in building a safe and sustainable future.

Ban Ki-Moon



14 Jul 2014 - UN Secretary-General's video message at the High Level Panel Discussion on “Sustainable Development and the World Drug Problem: Challenges and Opportunities".
 






Statement from Mr Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of UNODC on International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, 26 June 2014.

Illicit drugs threaten people's health and welfare. Up to 200,000 people die every year due to illicit drugs; but drugs do not just affect the user, they cause tremendous hardship and misery to families and loved ones.

Drug use disorders undermine close relationships, damage home lives, including those of children, and can ruin education and employment opportunities. Their impact is felt in communities, criminal justice systems and across society.

UNODC's theme for this year's International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking offers a message of hope: Drug use disorders are preventable and treatable.

Those who suffer from drug use disorders can be supported through evidence-based treatment, and many of those who die, do so from overdoses that are preventable. Children and young people must also be educated on the dangers of illicit drugs.

My message today has three components.

    First. Sustained success against illicit drugs requires a balanced, cooperative, and integrated approach founded on the conventions that addresses both supply and demand reduction;
    Second. A balanced approach includes comprehensive measures focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and social protection and cohesion; and
    Third. Science holds the key. UNODC is bridging the gap between science and practice by fostering a dialogue between policy makers and the scientific community.

Together these elements form part of UNODC's global mission to promote and support access to drug dependence treatment and care services and HIV prevention, for people who use drugs, in line with human rights standards.

On the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, it is important to remember that drug use disorders are preventable and treatable. That, where there is help, there is also hope.


Events Organized for Word Drug Day 2014

The World Drug Report

World Drug Report 2014


23 June 2014 - The World Drug Report 2014 will be presented to Member States on 26 June by UNODC's Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, in Vienna, during the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The report will be launched during a Special Event of the fifty-seventh session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs.

The World Drug Report provides an annual overview of the major developments in drug markets for the various drug categories, ranging from production to trafficking, including development of new routes and modalities, as well as consumption. A section of the World Drug Report 2014 provides a global overview of the latest developments with respect to opiates, cocaine, cannabis and amphetamines (including "ecstasy") and the health impact of drug use. Another section addresses the control of precursor chemicals used in the manufacture of illicit drugs.

Follow @UNODC on Twitter and use #WDR2014 or #WorldDrugReport for updates.


Promotional Material :


UNODC leads the global campaign to raise awareness about the major challenge that illicit drugs represent to society as whole, and especially to the young. The campaign encourage young people to put their health first and not to take drugs.

 Brochure "Get the Facts"



ForumWorld Drug Day, June 26th.

Cannabis  - All form of cannabis are usually smoked, Cannabis resin and oil can also be swallowed or brewed in tea.

Cocaine  - It is usually sniffed,snorted or injected, whereas crack is smoked.
Heroine - It is usually injected but can also be snorted, smoked or inhaled.
LSD - D-Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, It is usually swallowed.
Ecstasy - It is usually swallowed, but can also be snorted and inhaled.







Methamphetamine - Crak meth, Ice, Crystal meth, Tik, Shabu, Yaba,  It can be swallowed, sniffed; snorted, smoked or injected.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is leading the global campaign to raise awareness about the major challenge that illicit drugs represent to society as a whole, and especially to the young. The goal of the campaign is to mobilize support and inspire people to act against drug use.
UNODC encourages as many awareness-raising activities as possible around the globe and invites individuals, non-profit organizations, the private sector and Member States to get involved by:
  • Organizing outreach or institutional events to mark 26 June, the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
  • Spreading the word about the campaign through your own networks and contacts
  • Using the campaign slogan and logo in promotional products, websites and social media
  • Donating funds to your local NGO in support to drug prevention and treatment efforts, or making in-kind contributions to the campaign and related events

No comments:

Post a Comment