Global Illicit Drug Trends 2001

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The Global Illicit Drug Trends presents statistics on production, trafficking and consumption of illicit drugs worldwide. These statistics are supplemented by analysis, which focuses on the issue of Clandestine Synthetic Drugs. The discussion includes the phenomenon of synthetic drugs, its intrinsic characteristics and some of its likely future developments. The second special theme of this year's report concentrates on Main Centres of Illicit Opium Production, and tries to explain why production has reached such high levels in Afghanistan and Myanmar. Numerous tables, graphs and maps enrich the report.




At the twentieth special session of the General Assembly in 1998, States Members agreed to make significant progress towards the control of supply and demand for illicit drugs by the year 2008. They noted that this objective could only be achieved by means of the ‘balanced approach’ (giving demand as much attention as supply), and on the basis of regular assessments of the drug problem. (General Assembly Resolution S-20/2 and S-20/3). The aim of the present report is to contribute to such assessments by presenting supply and demand statistics and analysis on the evolution of the global illicit drug problem.


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