UN International Narcotics Control Board

COVID complicates efforts to shut down drug traffickers, boost development

The growing complexities of the world drug problem are hampering efforts to achieve sustainable development by the end of the decade: a situation which the COVID-19 pandemic has only compounded, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime said on Monday. 

Drug use among older persons a ‘hidden epidemic’, narcotics experts warn

Drug use among older people globally has risen in recent years and countries must act to address this “hidden epidemic”, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) said in its annual report, issued on Thursday.