UN officials call for breaking intravenous drug abuse-AIDS link

Highlighting the link between intravenous drug use and transmittal of the AIDS virus, United Nations officials today called for global efforts to establish policies, including public awareness campaigns, to address the spread of the deadly disease through these risky practices.

UN observes International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Drawing attention to the efforts to rebuild Afghanistan as a democratic and well-governed country, the United Nations main anti-drug agency today said such measures provided an opportunity to make "significant progress" in substantially reducing the supply of opiates in the narcotics market.