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    UNIS/MA/164
    27 February 2017

     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 2016

    on
    Thursday 2 March 2017 at 11:00 am

    at
    Federal Press Office
    Room 4
    Reichstagufer 14, 10117 Berlin, Germany

    This year's Report has a thematic focus on the topic of 'women and drugs', focusing on the disadvantage of women with regards to drug treatment and the increasing number of women being arrested for drug-related crimes. It further addresses a number of regional developments in drug control, among them the problematic security situation in Afghanistan. In addition, the report features a set of recommendations for Governments, in particular with regard to drug-related offences and alternatives to imprisonment for minor crimes.

    The Report is embargoed until 11:00 a.m. CET/ 10:00 a.m. GMT on 2 March 2017

    Speaker:

    Werner Sipp, President of the International Narcotics Control Board
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     To register for the launch please contact:
    Michael Seckler
    United Nations Regional Information Centre
    Landline: +49 228 815 2774
    Mobile: +49 178 2181216
    Email: seckler@uno.de