UNODC PRESS RELEASE: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, 26 June 2019

By | 26 June 2019

Drug abuse is a complex problem at the intersection of public health, safety and social issues. It takes a heavy toll on our families and communities, claiming more than half a million lives per year. The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking shines a spotlight on this preventable crisis, and on the global… Read More »

Tackling climate change, one bite at a time, UN enlists chefs to lead in campaign for sustainable food

By | 18 June 2019

Chefs from around the world will help the United Nations kick-off a new campaign today – Sustainable Gastronomy Day – that aims to engage people in the global effort to tackle climate change through healthy and sustainable food choices. Leading chefs will spearhead the challenge and provide inspiration by presenting their own creations which will… Read More »

Albinism Awareness Day message from UN Chief

By | 13 June 2019

Albinism is a genetic condition that affects people throughout the world, regardless of race, ethnicity or gender. Yet, tragically, people with albinism continue to suffer widespread discrimination, stigma and social exclusion. Very many, including children and women, are extremely vulnerable, isolated and subject to abuse and violence.