INCB 2018 Annual Report, supplement on availability and Precursors Report

Announcement: 

VIENNA, 27 February 2019 - The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) will be launching its 2018 Annual Report and Precursors Report on 5 March 2019.

INCB President Dr. Viroj Sumyai will present the reports in Vienna, followed by launches worldwide.

When: Tuesday 5 March 2019 at 11:00am (CET) 
Where: Vienna International Centre, Conference Room 6, C-Building, 7th Floor 
Press briefing registration:  press.vienna@un.org  
Webcast link www.unvienna.org/incb

The Report this year has a special focus on the risks and benefits of medical use of cannabis and looks at legislative developments on the non-medical use of cannabis. The Report is accompanied by a special supplement on the availability of internationally controlled medicines, as well as the 2018 Precursors report.

The Report addresses a number of regional developments, and in particular calls for further support for Afghanistan to tackle drug control challenges in the country.

The Report is embargoed until 5 March 2019, 11:00 a.m. CET/ 10:00 a.m. GMT

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For further information and interview requests please contact:
Anne Thomas
Public Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
Tel: (+43-1) 26060-5588
Email: anne.thomas[at]un.org

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