The international drug control treaties do not mandate a "war on drugs", says INCB Report

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In the run-up to the special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem to be held in April 2016, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), in its 2015 Annual Report:

• Recalls that the ultimate goal of the drug control treaties is to ensure the health and welfare of mankind.

• Cites a balanced and humane approach as key to meeting health and welfare aims.

• Encourages Governments to devise practical and realistic measures to protect the public from the harms posed by the increasingly large number of new psychoactive substances.

• Calls on Governments to ensure health-care providers do not overprescribe sedatives, particularly among elderly people.

• Calls for a realistic assessment of the state of the international precursor control system.

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Message on World Radio Day, 13 February

Ban Ki-moon. (Photo - internet)

VIENNA, 13 February (UN Information Service) – In times of crisis and emergency, radio can be a lifeline.

For people in shattered societies, or caught in catastrophe, or desperately seeking news, radio brings lifesaving information.

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Message on Human Rights Day, 10 December

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

VIENNA, 10 December (UN Information Service) - Amid large-scale atrocities and widespread abuses across the world, Human Rights Day should rally more concerted global action to promote the timeless principles that we have collectively pledged to uphold.

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Message on the International Day of Peace, 21 September

Generalni sekretar Združenih narodov Ban Ki-moon. (Foto - Matej Povše)

VIENNA, 21 September (UN Information Service) – This year’s International Day of Peace comes at a time of deadly violence and destabilizing conflicts around the world. Rather than succumbing to despair, we have a collective responsibility to demand an end to the brutality and impunity that prevail.

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United Nations Summer School: What kind of future will 2015 bring?

The international landscape of 2015 is marked by the crucial multilateral processes. Since the new development landscape is being discussed, this year is also vital for international development cooperation. In March, world leaders met at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan. At the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, held in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) in July, means of implementation of the future development goals were discussed.

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