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Launched in 2016, INCB Learning is one of the Board's initiatives to assist Member States in implementing the recommendations of the UNGASS outcome document and the 2015 and 2018 INCB Availability Reports. INCB Learning addresses the barriers to adequate availability of indispensable narcotic and psychotropic substances required for medical treatments, particularly by raising awareness and providing training.



9 Regional trainings

4 Availability workshops

5 E-modules

6 Regional webinars

436 trained officers 

62% women

278 in-person, 158 virtually

152 countries

English, French, Russian

Spanish, and Portuguese



Building capacity to ensure adequate access to controlled substances

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INCB Learning has been made possible so far through the generous contributions of the Governments of Australia, Belgium, France, the Russian Federation, Thailand and the United States of America. Further support from Member States is required to sustain and expand programme activities.

INCB Learning coordinates with and receives inputs from a wide range of partners, including competent national authorities, regional bodies and international organizations. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) regularly contribute substantive inputs during training activities.


Addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Within its mandate and the outreach activities, INCB Learning is contributing to the efforts to achieve five of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals:

  • Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages;
  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all;
  • Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls;
  • Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies;
  • Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.


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