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U.N. SG Ban Calls For Effective Response To Illicit Drug Use, Trade With ‘Focus On Health, Human Rights, Sustainable Development’

U.N. News Centre: On Day Against Drug Abuse, Ban calls for ‘effective, compassionate’ global response
“Marking the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, United Nations Secretary-General [Ban Ki-moon Sunday] called for ‘a global response that is simultaneously effective, compassionate, and humane,’ to the challenges posed by the world drug problem. ‘I call on countries and communities to continue to improve the lives of everyone blighted by drug abuse by integrating security and public safety with a heightened focus on health, human rights, and sustainable development,’ said the U.N. chief in his message on the day…” (6/26).

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