UN / COCAINE TRAFFICKING REPORT

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The global supply of cocaine has reached records levels, with coca cultivation soaring 35 percent from 2020 to 2021, according to a new UN report. UNIFEED

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STORY: UN / COCAINE TRAFFICKING REPORT
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DATELINE: 16 MARCH 2023, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT

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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

16 MARCH 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Quick note from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime today released its first-ever Global Report on Cocaine. The report shows that the global supply of cocaine has reached record levels, with coca cultivation soaring 35 percent from 2020 to 2021.”
4. Med shot, journalists
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Demand for cocaine has also swelled, many regions showing a steady rise in cocaine users. The report warns that while the cocaine market remains quite concentrated in the Americas and parts of Europe, there is a strong potential for expansion in Africa and Asia.”
6. Close-up, journalist
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The UN Office on Drugs and Crime notes that cocaine trafficking is also diversifying with new hubs, routes, groups, and modalities. Countries in Southeastern Europe and Africa, for example – particularly those in West and Central [Africa] – are increasingly being used as key transit zones for the drug.”
8. Wide shot, press room

STORYLINE:

The global supply of cocaine has reached records levels, with coca cultivation soaring 35 percent from 2020 to 2021, according to a new UN report.

Briefing journalists on Thursday (16 Mar) in New York, Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said that the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC) today released its first-ever Global Report on Cocaine.

According to the report, Dujarric said, “Demand for cocaine has also swelled, many regions showing a steady rise in cocaine users.”

The Spokesperson also said, “The UN Office on Drugs and Crime notes that cocaine trafficking is also diversifying with new hubs, routes, groups, and modalities. Countries in Southeastern Europe and Africa, for example – particularly those in West and Central [Africa] – are increasingly being used as key transit zones for the drug.”
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