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Development Efforts Must Include Combating Illicit Drugs, U.N. Says On World Day

U.N. News Centre: On World Day, U.N. says efforts to combat illicit drugs must be linked to development
“Marking the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, top United Nations officials focused on the need for alternative development for farmers who cultivate illicit crops and for leaders to address drug trafficking and drug abuse that pose as obstacles to sustainable development for the world. Also [on Friday], the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released its 2015 World Drug Report, which estimated that 246 million people — slightly over five percent of those aged 15 to 64 years worldwide — used an illicit drug in 2013…” (6/26).