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    UNIS/MA/133
    24 February 2016

    Re-issued as received

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    The United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC)

    invites you to the global launch of the

    International Narcotics Control Board Annual Report 2015

    on
    Wednesday 2 March 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

    at
    International Labour Organization (ILO) Berlin
    (Third floor)
    Karlplatz 7, 10117 Berlin, Germany

    This year's Report has a special focus on the health and welfare of mankind as the main objectives of the international drug control treaties, a timely topic in the run-up to the special session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS) in April 2016. It also deals with cannabis legislation and describes international and regional trends in drug abuse, drug-related crime and new psychoactive substances. The Board's annual report on precursors will also be presented.

    The Reports are embargoed until 11:00 a.m. CET/ 10:00 a.m. GMT on 2 March 2016


    Presented by:


    Werner Sipp, President of the International Narcotics Control Board

     with

    Marlene Mortler, Drug Commissioner of Germany (in German)

    Please note:
    All information presented at the press briefing is under embargo until

    11:00 a.m. CET/ 10:00 a.m. GMT, 2 March 2016

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    To register for the press briefing please write to: molfenter@un.org

    For further information and interview requests please contact:

     In Bonn, Germany:
    Arne Molfenter 
    United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC)
    Landline: +49 228 815 2773
    Mobile: +49 177 777 111 5

     In Vienna, Austria:
    Katharina Goetze
    United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna
    Telephone: +43-1 26060-4949
    Mobile: +43-699 1458-4949
    Email: katharina.goetze[at]unvienna.org