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UN-backed narcotics control body calls for more policies to address drug dependence among women

3 March 2017 – Citing a significant rise over the past year in the number of women dying from drug overdoses globally, the independent expert body which monitors Governments’ compliance with the United Nations international drug control treaties is today calling for the implementation of gender-sensitive drug policies and programmes.  More. from the UN news story.



For Interviews and More Information
The Australian Board Member of the International Narcotics Control Board is Professor Richard Mattick from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), Faculty of Medicine, UNSW and is available for interviews on 3 March from Sydney.

Please contact: Professor Mattick
on (Tel ) +61(2) 9385 0331 or (M) 0419409010.

Press Release_INCB 2016


Three quarters of the world has limited or no access to pain relief medications, says INCB Report

Around 5.5 billion people still have limited or no access to medicines containing narcotic drugs such as codeine or morphine, leaving 75 per cent of the world population without access to proper pain relief treatment, the Vienna-based International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) says in its Annual Report for 2014, launched today in London. Underlining this discrepancy, the Report notes that around 92 per cent of morphine used worldwide is consumed by only 17 per cent of the world population, primarily living in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Continue reading

International Narcotics Control Board 2013 Report

Investment in prevention and treatment of drug abuse can lead to significant savings in health-care and crime-related costs, and alleviate the suffering of drug-dependent users and their families, the independent United Nations body tasked with monitoring the production and consumption of narcotics worldwide said in a report. Continue reading

Concern over a draft law on the sale of cannabis in Uruguay

Cannabis plants. UN Photo/John RobatonThe International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has noted with concern a draft law under consideration in Uruguay which, if adopted, would permit the sale of cannabis herb for non-medical use. Such a law would be in complete contravention to the provisions of the international drug control treaties, in particular the 1961 Single Continue reading