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Media Invitation – Southern Africa Launch of the 2009 International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) Annual Report – 4 March 2010

Illicit drugs present the world with an ongoing challenge, represent a danger to society, and are an area which requires constant attention and action to tackle and manage both supply and demand. The consequences of illicit drugs are widespread – they fuel organised crime, fund terrorism, and adversely affect public health; the latter has an often unforeseen economic consequence – …


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IOM: Lack of Migration Data Hampering Cooperation and Integration in Southern Africa

Efforts to foster socio-economic cooperation and integration within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and to better manage migration in the region are being hampered by weaknesses in the collection and measurement of international migration data, according to a new report published by IOM. Entitled: “Data Assessment of Labour Migration Statistics in the SADC Region: South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe,” the …


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Social Workers Available to Provide Support and Therapy

Cape Town – The Mitchell’s Plain Care Centre (MPCC) is upgrading its services and facilities in order to better serve the community and victims of gender-based violence. The MPCC in Tafelsig operates as a one-stop facility to provide numerous services to victims of domestic abuse and violence. The Centre, a joint initiative between the United Nations Office on Drugs and …

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United Nations Relief Efforts in Haiti

New York – As part of its emergency response to the earthquake in Haiti, the United Nations is now delivering supplies for survivors of the earthquake as the full scale of humanitarian need becomes apparent.