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VIENNA / MEXICO DRUG VIOLENCE

In an interview, Mexican Attorney General Eduardo Medina Mora Icaza talks about the drugs and organized crime situation in his country, where a wave of drug violence has been threatening to spiral out of control. UNODC

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UN / BAN KI-MOON

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks to reporters about his recent meeting with US President Barack Obama, and comments on Sudan, North Korea, Afghanistan, and the Middle East. UNTV

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VIENNA / DRUG CONTROL

On the sidelines of a high-level meeting to review anti-drug efforts over the last decade, UNODC chief Antonio Maria Costa says drug addiction is an illness that has to be dealt with “by doctors and not by policemen”. UK Home Office Minister Alan Campbell and a former drug user comment on the reclassification of cannabis in the [...]

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UNFPA / U.S. FUNDING REAX

A controversial ban on funding for the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) is reversed as part of the omnibus spending bill signed into law by United States President Barack Obama this week. UNFPA head Thoraya A. Obaid says that Obama’s move reminds the world of his commitment to women’s health, rights and equality. UNFPA / UNICEF / [...]

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