UNIC Windhoek collaborated with the United Nations Information Service to publicise the launch of the The International Narcotics Control Board’s Annual Report for 2015. In the absence of hosting a formal report launch, UNIC engaged with the media on a one on one basis, providing press material as well as pre – briefing call information with the INCB President Mr. Sipp on Monday, 29 February 2016.
Information packages were dispatched to editors and information released to the wider media fraternity as well. The information as well as report was also uploaded to the UNIC website, UN Namibia website and social media channels. Continue reading
International Narcotic Control Board Annual Report
“Indispensable, adequately available and not unduly restricted” these are the words used in the international drug conventions to underline the importance of making controlled substances available for medical purposes. INCB is launching the Availability of Internationally Controlled Drugs report today in Vienna. The report is a supplement to the 2015 Annual Report of the INCB and was prepared to follow up on the implementation by Governments of the Board’s recommendations contained in the 2010 Availability Report.
The present report publishes the global data on consumption of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances under international control and compared them with impediments reported by 106 countries. Continue reading