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    UNIS/MA/85
    10 November 2014

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    Media are invited to the Member State briefing on the launch of the 2014 Afghanistan Opium Survey

    VIENNA, 10 November (UN Information Service) -The Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, will brief the Permanent Missions on the main findings of the Afghanistan Opium Survey 2014 - Cultivation and Production.

    The report gives, among other things, an annual overview of the total area under opium poppy crop cultivation, potential crop production, affected provinces and Governor-led eradication efforts.

    WHO:Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, UNODC
    WHEN: Wednesday, 12 November 2014, from 10 to 11 a.m.
    WHERE: Conference room C 6, C building, Vienna International Centre

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    Media representatives who wish to attend and who are not already accredited to the VIC should write to press@unvienna.org. Please register no later than 12 noon on Tuesday 11 November 2014.

    Access to the C building is via Checkpoint One of the Vienna International Centre.

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    For further information please contact:

    Luciana Viegas
    Public Information Officer, UNODC
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-4709
    Email: luciana.viegas[at]unodc.org