2015 World Drug Report finds drug use stable, access to drug & HIV treatment still low

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VIENNA 26 June (UN Information Service) - Drug use prevalence continues to be stable around the world, according to the 2015 World Drug Report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). It is estimated that a total of 246 million people - slightly over 5 per cent of those aged 15 to 64 years worldwide - used an illicit drug in 2013. Some 27 million people are problem drug users, almost half of whom are people who inject drugs (PWID). An estimated 1.65 million of people who inject drugs were living with HIV in 2013. Men are three times more likely than women to use cannabis, cocaine and amphetamines, while women are more likely to misuse prescription opioids and tranquillizers.

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As days go by the media is forgetting

People in Nepal have been victims of the recent earthquake in the country under Himalaya that has killed more than 8.000 people, while more than 25.000 people have lost their homes. People are facing indescribable humanitarian crisis both in urban areas as well as in remote villages.

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UNA Slovenia Youth Section has elected a new Board

Together with this year’s March spring breeze came also a new team to the UNA Slovenia Youth Section. A new Board, which will lead young volunteers in the coming year, was elected at the fourth Member’s Assembly of the Youth Section on the 25th February.

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UNA Slovenia Board has four new members

In the end of March, the members of UNA Slovenia gathered at the yearly General Assembly at which they adopted an annual program and financial report on the work of Association in 2014, reviewed the report of the Supervisory Committee for 2014 and adopted the annual program report for the year 2015.

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Something good for the future of the association and its library

The smell of dusty furniture, lively chatter of volunteers and youthful energy. This was spreading from the storage room at the headquarters of the UN Association of Slovenia the past weekend. To mark the Day of changes the volunteers of Slovenian UN Association decided it was time to roll up their sleeves and arrange a cleaning action to organize association headquarters and make them ready for new projects in the coming year.

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