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UN Deputy Secretary-General’s Remarks to General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem, New York, 19 April 2016

President Lykketoft, Heads of State and Government, Ministers, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, I thank you for inviting me to address this General Assembly meeting on the world drug problem on behalf of the Secretary-General who’s on travel.

This special session provides an opportunity to assess the achievements, shortcomings and challenges of the international drug control regime.

The world drug problem affects virtually every nation and all sectors of society. I am sure that you all thought about the victims and tragedies caused by this scourge when you observed the moment of silence a while ago. Continue reading