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Published: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 02:43:30 -0700

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Austria: Opium Production Plunges

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Herald, 24 Jun 2016 - GLOBAL opium production plunged almost 40% last year but the world remains awash with heroin, the narcotic that still kills the most people worldwide, the United Nations said yesterday. UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) head Yury Fedotov said: "Heroin continues to be the drug that kills the most people and this resurgence must be addressed urgently."



Austria: More Seek Treatment As Marijuana Use Rises

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT

Columbus Dispatch, 27 Jun 2014 - Global cannabis use seemed to have decreased, reflecting a decline in some European countries, but a lower perceived risk has led to more use in the United States, a U.N. report says. VIENNA - More Americans are consuming cannabis as their perception of the health risks declines, the U.N. drugs agency said yesterday, suggesting liberalization could further increase its use among the young.



Austria: UN Reports Setbacks In Global 'War On Drugs'

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 07:00:00 GMT

Scotsman, 14 Mar 2014 - THE global fight against narcotics has suffered serious setbacks, including record opium cultivation in Afghanistan and a surge of trafficking-related violence in Central America, according to the United Nations anti-drugs chief. At the opening of an international meeting on the issue, Yury Fedotov also noted some successes, such as a shrinking cocaine market.



International: OPED: Drug Trade Thrives On The West's Denial

Thu, 02 Feb 2006 08:00:00 GMT

International Herald-Tribune, 02 Feb 2006 - VIENNA Colombia's vice president, Francisco Santos Calderon, warned European countries recently that they ignore an increase in cocaine consumption across the Continent at their peril. When looking at the relaxed approach to drug control pursued by some European governments, I am tempted to go even further and conclude that societies have the drug problem they deserve. That rise in cocaine use will no doubt be a topic of discussion as international experts in drug control meet at Wilton Park in England this weekend to consider this question: Is international drug policy working? My answer to that question will be "Yes, but ..."



Austria: Smoking Herion

Wed, 03 Mar 2004 08:00:00 GMT

Ogdensburg Journal/Advance News, 03 Mar 2004 - VIENNA, Austria - Drug traffickers are targeting middle-class Americans with high purity heroin that users can smoke rather than inject, a U.N. agency warns in a report being released Wednesday. The Vienna-based International Narcotics Control Board -- an independent U.N. body that monitors the global drug situation -- says producers are tailoring new narcotics products to meet the sensitivities of Americans who find injecting drugs repulsive.



Austria: War On Drugs Questioned

Fri, 18 Apr 2003 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 18 Apr 2003 - VIENNA, Austria -- A group of European policymakers and nongovernmental organizations said yesterday the United Nations' war on drugs was doomed to fail, and called instead for decriminalizing drug use. They said narcotics should be treated like alcohol and tobacco -- legal, but under state health controls.



Austria: UN War On Drugs Doomed To Failure, NGOs Say

Thu, 17 Apr 2003 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 17 Apr 2003 - VIENNA, Austria - A group of European policy-makers and nongovernmental organizations said Thursday the United Nations' war on drugs was doomed to fail, and called instead for decriminalizing drug use. They said narcotics should be treated like alcohol and tobacco -- legal, but under state health controls.



Austria: Critics: U.S.--Led Drug War Failed

Wed, 16 Apr 2003 07:00:00 GMT

Ventura County Star, 16 Apr 2003 - VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- Critics of a U.S.-led global crackdown on illicit drugs declared the policy a failure Tuesday, calling it "the war that America cannot win" and urging a United Nations commission to consider other approaches to the problem. Activists, think tanks and non-governmental organizations asked the U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs to examine what they called a disturbing lack of progress midway through a global campaign to curb drug cultivation, trafficking and consumption by 2008. Their harsh assessment came as delegates from 116 countries met in Vienna to review the ambitious anti-drug effort, launched by the U.N. General Assembly in 1998 and loosely modeled after the United States' "war on drugs."



Austria: UN Urged To Find New Way To Fight Drug Use

Wed, 16 Apr 2003 07:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 16 Apr 2003 - VIENNA -- Critics of a US-led global crackdown on illicit drugs declared the policy a failure yesterday, calling it ''the war that America cannot win'' and urging a United Nations commission to consider other approaches. Activists, think tanks, and nongovernmental organizations asked the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs to examine what they called a disturbing lack of progress in midway through a campaign to curb drug cultivation, trafficking, and consumption by 2008.