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World Drug Report 2018: opioid crisis, prescription drug abuse expands; cocaine and opium hitrecord highs
At least 2.5 million migrants smuggled worldwide in 2016, says UNODC study
At least 2.5 million migrants were smuggled in 2016, according to the first Global Study on Smuggling of Migrants released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) today. Migrant smuggling occurred in all regions of the world and generated an income for smugglers of up to US$7 billion, equivalent to what the United States or the European Union countries spent on global humanitarian aid in 2016.
Last year's record opium production in Afghanistan threatens sustainable development, latest survey reveals
21 May 2018 - In 2017, opium cultivation in Afghanistan reached a record high with an estimated 328,000 hectares, up 63 per cent compared with 201,000 hectares in 2016.
Area under opium poppy cultivation increased by 63% since 2016, reaching a new record high
The total area under opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan was estimated at 328,000 hectares in 2017, a 63% increase or 127,000 hectares more compared to the previous year. This level of opium poppy cultivation is a new record high and exceeds the formerly highest value recorded in 2014 (224,000 hectares) by 104,000 hectares or 46%.
UNODC presenta el Informe de Monitoreo de Territorios afectados por Cultivos Ilícitos 2016
Los cultivos de coca en Colombia pasaron de 96.000 hectáreas en 2015 a 146.000 en 2016
Incautaciones de cocaína incrementaron 49%. De 253 toneladas confiscadas en 2015 a 378 en 2016
22 June 2017 - In 2015 about a quarter of a billion people used drugs. Of these, around 29.5 million people - or 0.6 per cent of the global adult population - were engaged in problematic use and suffered from drug use disorders, including dependence. Opioids were the most harmful drug type and accounted for 70 per cent of the negative health impact associated with drug use disorders worldwide, according to the latest World Drug Report, released today by UNODC.
Afghanistan: Total area under opium poppy cultivation expanding, threatening sustainable development in the country
19 May 2017 - The total area under opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan is expanding, leading to a significant increase in its production, according to the latest survey report released today by UNODC.
Almost a third of trafficking victims are children: UNODC report
21 December 2016 - Children make up almost a third of all human trafficking victims worldwide, according to a report released today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Additionally, women and girls comprise 71 per cent of human trafficking victims, the Global Report on Trafficking in Persons states.
Afghan opium production up 43 per cent: Survey
23 October 2016 - Opium production in Afghanistan rose by 43 per cent to 4,800 metric tons in 2016 compared with 2015 levels, according to the latest Afghanistan Opium Survey figures released today by the Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics and the UNODC. The area under opium poppy cultivation also increased to 201,000 hectares (ha) in 2016, a rise of 10 per cent compared with 183,000 ha in 2015.
New strategies to end violence against children
The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners today launch seven interlinked strategies to reduce violence against children. The approaches have all been tested and all have shown concrete results. By bringing them together, WHO hopes to dramatically reduce instances of violence against children.
Number of drug dependent adults up for first time in six years, now at 29 million: UNODC World Drug Report 2016
New UNODC survey notes stable opium cultivation in Lao PDR and Myanmar, cautions more needs to be done to address underlying causes of illicit cultivation.
After six years on the rise, Afghan opium crop cultivation declines: new UNODC survey
14 October 2015 - Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan decreased 19 per cent in 2015, compared to the previous year, according to the latest Afghanistan Opium Survey figures released today by the Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics and UNODC. The area under opium poppy cultivation in 2015 is estimated to be 183,000 hectares (ha), compared with 224,000 ha in 2014. The cultivation area has decreased for the first time since 2009.
2015 World Drug Report finds drug use stable, access to drug & HIV treatment still low
UNODC Chief calls number of drug-related deaths worldwide unacceptable; Global opium cultivation highest since the late-1930s
Migrant smuggling in Asia increasingly complex and dynamic, says UNODC
Bangkok (Thailand), 28 April 2015 — Smuggling of migrants poses a significant threat to Asia, generating an annual value of USD $2 billion for criminal groups and leading to deaths and human rights abuses, warns the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in a new report released today.
Este documento analiza los riesgos, impactos y oportunidades de la construcción de paz para el desarrollo sostenible territorial y gira alrededor de tres temas: el primero tiene que ver con el ordenamiento territorial; el segundo tema se refiere a las oportunidades de desarrollo local que se pueden dar si se hace un aprovechamiento sostenible del patrimonio natural; y el tercer tema se relaciona con la gobernanza, el fortalecimiento de la organización comunitaria y la institucionalidad ambiental. Por último, se hace una mención especial a la actividad extractiva en el posacuerdo.