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World Drug Report 2009 Highlights Links between Drugs and Crime

OPIATES, COCAINE AND CANNABIS MARKETS FLAT OR DECREASING, SYNTHETIC DRUGS ON THE RISE

UNODC DIRECTOR CALLS FOR GREATER INVESTMENT IN DRUG TREATMENT AND CRIME CONTROL

24 June 2009 – The World Drug Report 2009, launched today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), shows that global markets for cocaine, opiates and cannabis are steady or in decline, while production and use of synthetic drugs is feared to be increasing in the developing world.

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Let Us Join Together to Help People Suffering from Drug Addiction

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonMessage of the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, 26 June 2009

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UNESCO to consider 27 new sites for World Heritage List

Pitons Management Area in St. Lucia which was included on the World Heritage List in 2004

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Ban urges end to arrests, use of force amid post-election violence in Iran

Iranian police on motorbikes patrol a street in Tehran22 June 2009 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged an immediate end to the arrests, threats and use of force taking place in Iran amid the post-election violence that has already claimed a number of lives.

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Problems besetting Central African Republic can be overcome – UN official

Clashes still occur in the Central African Republic (CAR), despite peace accords22 June 2009 – The top United Nations political official today voiced his conviction that the various challenges facing the peace process in the Central African Republic (CAR) can be overcome with the continued help of the world body and the country’s international partners.

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